Catholic Bishops Seem to Endorse McCain

Wat Abortion

Bas-relief at Angkor Wat, dated circa 1150, depicting a demon performing an abortion by pounding a mallet into a woman’s belly.

COGwriter (a pro-Vatican news service) reported:

US Bishops Look at Election

Call Faithful to Form Consciences

WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 19, 2008 ( The U.S. bishops’ annual Labor Day message calls the faithful to use Catholic social teaching to guide them as they cast their votes this November…

Given the coming national elections, the Labor Day statement reminds Catholics to use Church social and moral teaching to assess issues of economic justice, human life and dignity.

Bishop Murphy cited the bishops’ “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” and stressed the need to form a correct conscience and base votes on platforms that best respect human life and dignity.

“An informed conscience moves beyond personal feelings and individual popularity,” he wrote. “An informed conscience asks first what is right and true. An informed conscience examines the candidates and the issues from the perspective of human life and dignity, the true good of every human person, the true good of society, the common good of us all in our nation and in this world.

“What can I add to that? Never forget that human life is the supreme good in this world. Never forget that human dignity is not an expendable commodity but belongs to everyone without exception.

“Every day we are pro-life. Every day we are champions of human dignity. Our voices and our votes should shape society by bringing these inalienable truths into every particular proposal and program, every particular candidate’s projects and plans.”

There is only one national election in the USA–the one for president.

In it, John McCain claims to be pro-life and Barak Obama states he favors abortion rights (as most likely will his vice-presidential pick–who may be known very soon), thus the US Bishops seem poised to endorse John McCain possibly without actually mentioning him by name.

Of course, true Christians do not vote, nor would they ever endorse intentional abortion. Whether the US Bishops will be able to influence the outcome of the election is not clear.

Several articles of possibly related interest may include:

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Should a Christian Vote? This article gives some of the Biblical rationale on this subject. Would Jesus vote for president? Is voting in the Bible? This is a subject Christians need to understand.
Which Is Faithful: The Roman Catholic Church or the Living Church of God? Do you know that both groups shared a lot of the earliest teachings? Do you know which church changed? Do you know which group is most faithful to the teachings of the apostolic church? Which group best represents true Christianity? This documented article answers those questions.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled if he is elected president?
There are Many COGs: Why Support the Living Church of God? This is an article for those who wish to easily sort out the different COGs. It really should be a MUST READ for current and former WCG members or any interested in supporting the faithful church. It also explains a lot of what the COGs are all about.

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