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Green Bay Bishop to Catholics: Vote Pro-Life, Or Your Soul is in Jeopardy

okthomas Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 4:06 PM
townhall.com, why the censorship? First off, the Bishop didn't tell them that "they will go to hell". He said "To vote for someone in favor of these positions... could put your own soul in jeopardy.” You say the Bishop "crosses a line". Using that logic, you must then conclude that Hebrews 13:17 "crosses a line": "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you" (KJV). Yes, the Bishop is well within his purview to advise parishoners to take moral issues under advisement

In a rather blunt and significant letter to parishoners, the Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin urged Catholics to vote for candidates in line with Catholic doctrine on life and family issues. While Bishop David Ricken didn't name names, his letter clearly indicated a party preference merely on the basis of the positions he urged Catholics to support. What's more, he noted that the consequences of voting the other way are dire:

Ricken’s letter, dated Oct. 24, notes that the church has a responsibility to “speak out regarding moral issues, especially on those issues that...

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