Although it would seem like a common sense ideal, many have yet to come out and say it (religion and pro-life). Cardinal-Designate Raymond Burke was told he would be elevated to Cardinal status on October 20th, 2010. Within hours of being informed of the status change Cardinal-Designate Burke told an interviewer Americans should never vote for a candidate who is not pro-life. Life Site News reports:
“You can never vote for someone who favors absolutely the right to choice of a woman to destroy a human life in her womb or the right to a procured abortion,” the archbishop told Thomas McKenna, President of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, in an interview released this week.
The highlight of the interview for me is Cardinal-Designate Burke’s addition for those who vote for politicians who are pro-choice.
“Here’s the perfect example of Catholics who betray their Catholic faith in political life, as legislators, as judges, or whatever it may be, leading other people to believe that abortion must not be the great evil that it is, or that abortion is in fact a good thing in certain circumstances.”
To those who would vote for pro-abortion politicians because they agree with those politicians on other issues, the archbishop said he would say, “Do you follow the golden rule that was taught to us by the Lord himself in the Gospels?”
“In other words,” he explained, “do you do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. Do you really consider it fair to advance some interest you have, which may be a good interest – whether it’s the environment, or whatever it might be – at the cost of denying to other members of society, especially those who depend upon us completely for life itself, to deny them the right to life?
“I think that if most people would reflect in this way, simply in terms of the golden rule, they would realize that no, it can never be right.”
Is anyone here Catholic?