Monday, December 01, 2008

Still More Catholic Lunacy

I have posted previously about Roman Catholic priests who have been after church members who voted for Barack Obama. Yet another case of fusing fetus worship over all else and voting for the GOP has cropped up in California where a pastor is telling Democrat voters that they need to go to confession since they are guilty of a "mortal sin" if they voted for Obama. I'm sure the good pastor has been totally silent in terms of demanding resignations in the Church hierarchy by those who enabled or covered up the sexual abuse of minors. After all, increasingly, the Catholic Church only cares about children BEFORE they are born. Screw them - often literally - after they are born and still minors and it's OK. Here are some highlights from the San Francisco Chronicle:
A Roman Catholic priest has told parishioners they should confess if they voted for Barack Obama because the president-elect supports abortion. The Rev. Joseph Illo says his parishioners at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto shouldn't risk losing their "state of grace" by receiving communion sacrilegiously. He delivered the message in a Nov. 21 letter and during mass. In an interview this week with the Modesto Bee, Illo says he sent the letter because Catholic teaching requires that people go to confession when they commit a mortal sin.
The Modesto Bee has more on this story. Here are some highlights:
That letter, dated Nov. 21 and first mentioned in The Bee on Saturday, led to stories picked up by news media around the world. In the letter, Illo told the parish's estimated 15,000 members that they risked their "state of grace" if they received communion without having attended confession - but only if they voted for Obama knowing his position on abortion. The letter read, in part, "If you are one of the 54 percent of Catholics who voted for a pro-abortion candidate, you were clear on his position, and you knew the gravity of the question, I urge you to go to confession before receiving communion."

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