By Matt C. Abbott, November 11, 2016
A pleasant surprise: Donald Trump won the election – and he won the Catholic vote!
From Catholic World News:
Contrary to pollsters’ expectations, a majority of Catholic voters cast ballots for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election, according to exit polls cited by The New York Times.
Trump won the Catholic vote by a margin of 52% to 45%, the polls showed. Most surveys before the election had shown Hillary Clinton winning more Catholic votes.
Thankfully, it appears that many Catholics – with the help of a dedicated pro-life movement – are finally beginning to see through that ugly “seamless garment” embraced and promoted by a number of clergy and religious over the last 30 years.
The so-called seamless garment philosophy tacitly places the intrinsic evil of abortion in the same moral category as other more prudential “social justice” issues. Thus, a (very) pro-abortion politician like Hillary Clinton gets a pass from Catholic liberals because she is, in their misguided minds, right on the other issues.
Also of note: In September, the dissident group Catholics for Choice even called for public funding of abortion – something that clearly goes against authentic Catholic moral teaching.
Tim Kaine, Clinton’s now former running mate, is well known as a “pro-choice” Catholic. A fat lot of good it did her candidacy.
Yet despite Trump’s victory, liberalism still permeates the Church’s bureaucracy, which, in all likelihood, is quietly seething with rage over the election results. Just like the suburban Chicago priest who reportedly announced: “I don’t care who hears it. Anyone voting for Trump is going to hell. It’s a mortal sin.”
Gosh, whatever happened to “Who am I to judge?”