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Voting is a question of priorities

Letter to the Editor

10/16/2020 | Comments

An October letter to the editor asks whether the Church should endorse one candidate or party over another. My question to the writer would be, “What is more important to you?”

I have looked at the platforms of both major parties. One party advocates that all people fund abortion, with religious beliefs being subordinate to the state; they do not support school choice but equate climate change with international terrorism as a national priority. Their goal is an all-powerful state. One party advocates for local control of schools, with a strong pro-life platform and respect for religious freedom.

The candidates endorse their parties’ platforms, even though one candidate claims to share your Catholic beliefs. As a final thought, let me quote from one of our popes: “Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms; no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist.” (Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931. n. 120)

Paul Knott

Colorado Springs

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