Breaking News: Bishop Rene H. Gracida releases a radio ad on Catholic obligation to oppose abortion in the voting booth
10/26/2008 9:00:00 AM
By Randall A. Terry
Like millions of the faithful, I have been thrilled by the sudden and forceful rise of various Bishops' voices against the errors decimating the hearts of the Faithful in this election cycle. I am speaking of the errors stated by Doug Kmiec (and echoed by others) that go like this: "It is time to set the record straight that it violates no aspect of Catholic teaching for a Catholic Voter to endorse, support, or vote for Barack Obama..." (Doug Kmiec, Catholic Attorney and Author, Can a Catholic Support Him?, pg 36, emphasis added.)
Anyone with "an ear to hear" clearly knows that no Catholic can vote for Obama with a clear conscience - no matter what Doug Kmiec, Roman Catholics for Obama, or any other misguided Catholic may declare. As Bishop Martino declared: "This is madness, people."
But now - perhaps in an eleventh hour answer to prayer - Bishop Rene H. Gracida has released a stunningly clear radio ad concerning Catholics voting for Barack Obama.
He boldly states:
"This is Bishop Rene H. Gracida, reminding all Catholics that they must vote in this election with an informed conscience. A Catholic cannot be said to have voted in this election with a good conscience if they have voted for a pro-abortion candidate. Barack Hussein Obama is a pro-abortion candidate."
Bishop Gracida recorded the radio spot in English and Spanish; it can be heard at www.randallterry.com.
But there is more good news - where you can be a part of defeating this madness - Bishop Gracida has offered this radio spot without charge for all who want to use it. You - an American citizen committed to protecting innocent unborn life in this election - can download the mp3 file, and pay to place this ad on your local radio station(s).
Simply contact your local radio station(s), buy 10 or 20 radio ads yourself, and they can download the audio file to play on their radio station. It is truly that simple. Call your radio station(s), tell them you want to buy ads, and tell them to download the mp3 file from our web site: www.randallterry.com. (For those with questions, call us at 904-687-9804.)
If this ad receives the airplay it deserves - and the unborn so desperately need - it could jolt Catholic voters back to their senses and moorings; Catholic voters who have been seduced into ethical quicksand by partisan supporters of Obama who betray the lives of innocent unborn children.
Catholics to Demonstrate against Obama's Pro-abortion Agenda
Theme: "No Catholic Can in Good Conscience Vote for Obama."
At 12 Noon, Thursday, October 30, Catholics will hold a one hour demonstration, accompanied by a press conference, echoing Bishop Gracida's words: No Catholic can in good conscience vote for Obama, because of his radical support of child-killing.
Right now, cities include:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
St. Augustine, FL
St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Our message to the press will be simple: "As Catholic voters - who put innocent life ahead or partisan politics - we reject the Obama/Biden ticket, and urge our fellow Catholics to abandon their plans to betray their faith."
Our beloved late Holy Father, John Paul II, clearly stated: "In the case of an intrinsically unjust law, such as a law permitting abortion or euthanasia, it is therefore never licit to obey it, or to 'take part in a propaganda campaign in favour of such a law, or vote for it." 73, Gospel of Life"
With our federal system of government, we do not vote for laws; we vote for lawmakers who make laws in our stead. Given the history and intention of Obama to continue the legalized killing of the unborn, to vote for him is to knowingly to participate in his evil acts and intentions, and in a real way to vote for abortion itself.
We will hold these peaceful vigils, and hopefully have some good "face time" with the media. If we do our job right, we could have millions of Catholics hear the truth through the vehicle of the secular media.
We beg the prayers of our compatriots, and invite others to join us.
We have about 15 cities ready to go; we would love to have 50!
If anyone is interested in leading an event in their city, they can go to www.humbleplea.com and look at the plans we have laid out. We will help anyone with a heart to help the babies in this election cycle.
I know that many are discouraged, many are fearful, and many do not know what to do.
Let us invoke our Blessed Mother for a miracle, and then lift up our voices with all our hearts.
Perhaps - just perhaps - the message of bishop Gracida and the growing chorus of bishops correcting the errors of Kmiec & Co. will reach the hearts of the faithful.
And maybe - if the laity ignites an unquenchable fire of truth through demonstrations, press conferences, and letters to the editor; emails, blogs, and a fervent plea to our pastors - maybe we will see a "Hail Mary" victory for the children in this election. Maybe Our Lady - for the sake of the Innocent - will honor the cries and sighs that have touched her Immaculate Heart.
(To hear and download bishop Gracida's radio ad at no charge, go to www.randallterry.com. To organize a press conference in your area on Thursday, October 30, go to www.humbleplea.com for instructions.)