Voters who cast a ballot for a candidate because of his pro-abortion stance are guilty of formal cooperation in the latter's evil political acts, an archbishop reminded his flock.
In a pastoral letter on conscientious voting dated last Thursday, Archbishop John Donoghue of Atlanta reminded the faithful of their duties as citizens.
"A few years ago," he wrote, "the Bishops of the United States wrote these words to our people, and they remain true: 'We encourage all citizens, particularly Catholics, to embrace their citizenship not merely as a duty and privilege, but as an opportunity meaningfully to participate in building the culture of life.'"
"The Church holds her members to acceptance, complete acceptance of her teaching on matters of faith and morals," Archbishop Donoghue said. . . . READ MORE
"Voters Cautioned About Favoring Pro-Abortion Candidates" Zenit.org. Sept. 21, 2004.