Election 2016: Let’s Get to the Point
A Note From the Publisher
As Americans and as Catholics, we know that the most important issue is the right to life, as stated in the Constitution, Scriptures and many Church documents. All other human rights, while important, are secondary.
As we approach Election Day, when we will vote for the next president, we, as Catholics, need to understand what and who we are voting for, in order to make a decision that is in keeping with our faith and doesn’t imperil our immortal souls.
I was grateful to hear that one of our Church leaders recently reminded Catholics in the U.S. that voting for a pro-abortion politician is a grave matter.
My friend Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, put a fine point on that fact at an international gathering of the fraternal organization. He noted that a Catholic cannot vote for any politician — whether he is running for state representative or for president of the United States — who advocates the termination of a human life, through abortion, embryonic stem-cell research or assisted suicide.
“Abortion is the killing of the innocent on a massive scale,” Anderson told his audience in Toronto in August. “It is time to end the entanglement of Catholic people with abortion killing. It is time to stop creating excuses for voting for pro-abortion politicians.”
He also addressed those Catholics who would attempt to equate abortion with lesser evils.
“Some partisan advocates have sought to excuse support for pro-abortion candidates through a complex balancing act. They claim other issues are important enough to offset a candidate’s support for abortion,” he said. “But the right to abortion is not just another political issue. It is, in reality, a legal regime that has resulted in more than 40 million deaths.”
In the three issues of the Register that remain until the presidential election, we will present information that I hope will (along with prayer) assist you in your decision-making at the polls. I urge you to stay informed on the issues and on what the candidates are saying and doing on important moral issues of our day. It is only then that we can start to arrest the culture of death and begin to rebuild a society based on virtue, goodness and love of God and neighbor.
God bless you!
Michael Warsaw, publisher of the Register, is the chairman and CEO
of the EWTN Global Catholic Television Network.
- Oct. 2-15, 2016