Friday, November 9, 2007

Are We Ready?

Here are some of the things that Karl Keating (Catholic Answers) has to say about our coming attractions:

If ever there were a time when America needed our now-famous Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics . . . that time is now.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that the 2008 elections could determine the moral fate of our entire nation. Think about it: The fight for the U.S. Supreme Court—and the fate of Roe v. Wade—is up for grabs. That is, whoever gets to appoint the next Supreme Court Justice will also be deciding whether or not the Court overturns that shameful case which has resulted in the murder of 45 million children.

Right now, the Court is split right down the middle, and the next president will pick the justice that decides whether Roe remains the law of the land. What’s more, the homosexual “marriage” movement is charging full speed ahead, with more and more states ready to legalize this abomination.

The embryonic stem cell research industry is also moving boldly ahead—despite the fact that adult stem cells are much more beneficial than the fashionable (and still unproven) embryonic stem cell therapies. Likewise, the human cloning crowd is making rapid advances by using deceptive terminology to get human cloning legalized . . . as well as funded by your tax dollars.

Don’t think the euthanasia movement has disappeared, either. If its proponents get their way, thousands of elderly, disabled, and hospitalized citizens in this country could be put to death. Compassionately, of course.

Key Moral Issues for Catholics
“Five non-negotiables” . . . • Abortion • Euthanasia • Embryonic Stem Cell Research • Human Cloning • Homosexual “Marriage”

These are the most critical moral issues of our time. They represent everything that’s wrong in America (and the world) today—because they’re the key tenets of the “culture of death” versus the “Gospel of Life.”

If we lose on these issues, we lose everything. The problem is, they’re all being decided right now in the political arena—by people who have no clue what they’re voting on or how their vote will affect the future of our country.

That’s particularly true for the average Catholic in the United States. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “Catholics are the most wrong-headed voters in America.” They typically vote for candidates who oppose Catholic teaching on the five non-negotiables. Often it’s because those candidates belong to a particular party that Catholics vote for out of habit. Or, more and more, the candidates themselves are Catholic—but their voting records and their political stances fly in the face of Catholic moral teaching.


Anonymous said...

I agree, but if you sense a "but" coming, your spidey sense is working. Before any of these issues can be tackled, Theology of the Body has to make greater moral inroads. People treat sex as a recreational drug; in doing so, people use people as a means to an end instead of treating others as ends unto themselves. Straighten out people's bent ideas on sex, and these issues will cease to be a problem.

Dad29 said...

homosexual “marriage” movement is charging full speed ahead, with more and more states ready to legalize this abomination

Actually, it's been defeated in all (save one) States which have brought it to referendum.

I'm sure that Keating does not wish to Federalize marriage.

Anonymous said...

The original poster wrote that, for Catholics, abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and homosexual “marriage” are the "most critical" moral issues of our time, and represent "everything" that’s wrong in America (and the world) today—because they’re the key tenets of the “culture of death” versus the “Gospel of Life.”

How very mistaken this is! Why do you ask for so little!? The primary thing that is wrong in the States and the world is the refusal of governments, and other authorities such as corporate boards like those of Ford and Miller, to subordinate themselves to the authority of Christ King, Sovereign Priest, as expressed through his Catholic Church in ALL of its authoritative and Traditional teachings. He is rendered great dishonor by being so ignored. He is sovereign over all governments and over all authorities on earth. Among other things, with great patience, He holds President George Bush, the members of Congress, the Supreme Court, the goverenors, the mayors, and all the citizens and other inhabitants of the United States and all of their possessions in existence from moment to moment.

Mr. Daniel Offutt