Well, here we are again, another 4 years later trying to decide who will be the best candidate to run our country.
This election is of utmost importance in the sense that by now we should all understand and realize that the world is being purified because of our sins against God. Who we choose on election day could either mitigate our purification or intensify it. Not only that, but our very souls are at stake here.
I have recently been given some very important information on what we should be considering when we go to the polling booth. If you didn’t know this before, abortion and same sex marriage are two of the gravest evils being committed, causing us to fall from grace and God’s helping hand.
” if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)”
18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[a] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
20 “Again, when a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, and I put a stumbling block before them, they will die. Since you did not warn them, they will die for their sin. The righteous things that person did will not be remembered, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. (Ezekiel 3:18-20)
Catholics who vote for someone who promotes abortion and same sex marriage will be in mortal sin and cannot receive Holy Communion, until you repent of your sin.
This is serious stuff. If you have to hold your nose to vote, then do it. Do it God’s way and He will surely reward you; otherwise, you will be held to account and remember, none of us know the time or day when we shall be facing God for our judgment. Would you go to hell or spend a long time in purgatory just to vote for someone who is totally against God….not I.
There are two individuals, I believe, who would be ok for us to vote for. One is an independent from Utah and the other is Trump.
Trump’s Promises to Catholics
Last week I attended and addressed the 18th Annual Catholic Leadership Conference, held October 4-6 in Denver Colorado. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were invited to attend and address us.
Donald Trump said that he had a scheduling conflict, but that he would send us a letter. Two days before the conference, Hillary Clinton said that she would not attend.
While I was at the event, I spoke to Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. He is a member of a prestigious Catholic Advisory Group to the Trump campaign. I asked him directly whether they had any real input to the Trump campaign or whether they were just being used as window dressing. Father Frank told me that he had just finished speaking on his cell phone with the director of the Trump campaign and, “Yes, they were listening to Catholics and the Catholic Advisory Group.”
Mr. Trump wrote in his letter:
“I have a message for Catholics: I will be there for you. I will stand with you. I will fight for you. I am, and will remain, pro-life. I will defend your religious liberties and the right to fully and freely practice your religion, as individuals, business owners and academic institutions.”
He wrote that Catholics are “a rich part of our nation’s history” and that “the United States was, and is, strengthened through Catholic men, women, priests and religious Sisters.”
“Hillary Clinton supports forcing The Little Sisters of the Poor who have taken care of the elderly poor since 1839, to pay for contraceptives in their health care plan (even though they have never wanted them, never used them and never will), and having the government fine them heavily if they continue to refuse to abide by this onerous mandate,” Trump wrote.
He added that Clinton “has been hostile to the core issues and policies of greatest concern to Catholics: life, religious liberty, Supreme Court nominations, affordable and quality healthcare, educational choice and home schooling.”
“On issues and policies of greatest concern to Catholics, the differences between myself and Hillary Clinton are stark. I will stand with Catholics and fight for you,” he wrote. “Hillary Clinton has been openly hostile to these core Catholic issues for a long time, and is only going to be worse with Tim Kaine now following her lead.”
“We are at a crossroads in our country,” he wrote. “Much like 1980. But the stakes are higher now—the highest they have ever been. We have two candidates representing entirely different agendas for our country that will take it in two completely different directions for generations to come. And our direction offers a much brighter future for our beloved country.”
“Thank you for giving me the time to share my thoughts with you on some of the critical issues facing us today.”
“Please keep me and my family in your prayers.”
“God bless you and may God bless the United States of America.”
You may read Donald Trump’s full letter to the Catholic Leadership Conference here.
As Catholics, before we vote, we are called to inform ourselves about the issues and to form our consciences correctly in accordance with the natural moral law and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
The Catholic bishops of the United States offer a guide, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español). This is their teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. They urge pastors, lay and religious faithful, and all people of good will to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.
Let us read the guide, inform ourselves, correctly form our consciences and vote accordingly.
Dan Lynch is the Director of Dan Lynch Apostolates promoting devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations, Our Lady of America and St. John Paul II. He is an author, public speaker and a former judge and lawyer in Vermont. He has appeared many times on radio and television and has spoken at conferences throughout the world. You may learn more about Dan here. (Dan Lynch, From King of all Nations
This is a powerful sermon which we absolutely should listen to before we cast our vote.
Please let others know if they do not understand. All of our souls are at stake here. May we all have eyes to see and ears to hear. This is truly the time to repent of our stubborn ways and begin following God’s laws so that we can have God’s help and blessings once again. Note: Do not expect to receive God’s protection if you cannot and will not follow His Laws.
I would like to close with a wonderful article: Human Respect: Don’t give in to the Chase
Lets all do the right thing and save our Country, family and loved ones. Blessings to all of you.