From the Pastor: Unfit for Office
Anybody who expected that only Saints would run for President this time around has never studied our nation’s history. But it is very clear at this point that not one of the national candidates are morally fit for the job. Even so, one will become our President. How is a Catholic to vote? If you don’t want a blunt explanatory answer to that question, quit reading now.
Those now claiming that “sexual harassment” is a single issue worthy of disqualifying a man from being fit for President are quite right and, under “normal” circumstances, that would end all political discussion. Unfortunately, those making this claim are then embracing one of the even more unfit candidates. The single issue of “pro-abortion” makes one not only unfit for the Presidency, but also unfit for any other respectable position in society. All evils are not equal and it is high time for the immoral opportunists, especially the false Catholic ones, to quit pretending that abortion is just one of many commensurate issues. Get ready to cringe at this true statement that nobody wants to say (myself included) or hear but without which this issue loses its veracity: Abortion makes mothers and fathers the murderers of their own children. The depravity does not stop with mom and dad. Grandparents often willingly participate in these homicides by encouraging the killings and often even paying for these killings. Many teachers, counselors, clergy and religious, judges, government officials of all sorts, in short, those in authority who should be fighting for morality, goodness and justice, willingly participate too, usually while hypocritically claiming that good (a baby) is evil and that evil (killing an innocent, defenseless baby) is good. Be clear on this: Anyone who supports maiming, torturing and ultimately killing a helpless baby human--for any reason--cannot be trusted to give a rat’s patootie about human beings after they are born. Advocating the deliberately killing of one's own innocent offspring the sake of a perceived temporal benefit is more than sufficient proof that the person has sold their soul to satan, or at least rented it out to him temporarily.
No vote may be cast for such homicide-inciting candidates. Period. Why? Hell and damnation, how many times do you have to hear that millions of innocent children are being legally murdered every year because demons have convinced people that abortion is not any worse than, or even better than, name-calling, sexual harassment or bad combovers. Kids die at the request of their own parents! The parents (and everyone who willfully, knowingly participates in this evil action, including voters) go to hell for eternity if they die unrepentant and without absolution! “But what about the children?” these demons scream through those they afflict. “Aren’t they better off dead than having a rapist father, an impoverished mother, or a birth defect?” Get ready once again to cringe at this true statement that nobody wants to say (myself included) or hear but without which this issue loses its veracity: the Church does not teach that aborted babies go to Heaven. The Catechism wishfully states only that, ”As regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God...” (CCC 1261). But, unlike children who were born and died before baptism or who died in utero or due to miscarriage, whose parents desired to baptise them but never had the opportunity, aborted children’s parents deliberately thwarted God's plan that they receive this sacrament which is necessary for salvation. Nobody, but nobody, wants to admit that, but it almost certainly destroys the possibility of “baptism of desire” on behalf of the parents for their child. Abortion supporters often portray killing the children as “the best thing for them” when there is no indication that this is true. People assuage their consciences by claiming, “My baby would have known want and suffering in this life but she is in a better place now.” Not so fast. Even Limbo, where unbaptised babies may be experiencing natural happiness but without the beatific vision, is often thought to be a part of hell, not Heaven. Abortion supporters are either gambling with babies’ souls or don’t give a damn.
Do not be fooled. Abortion is an inordinately grave evil. It is a demonic mockery of Our Lord’s Holy Sacrifice, which was/is a free giving of His life for the salvation others, while abortion is very different sacrifice: a forced taking of a child’s life for the convenience of others. If you have been a participant in an abortion, this letter no doubt hurts. I am sorry for the hurt but glad if it leads you to repentance. (God will forgive anything to the repentant sinner. Come to confession!) Distorting and ignoring the truth about abortion so as to make people feel good is what got us into this disgusting voting conundrum in the first place. Pray, fast, and never support, hire, or trust anyone who encourages killing kids. It is morally permissible and perhaps necessary to vote for even an unfit, arrogant blowhard in order to vote against the putrid evil of abortion.
With sorrowful prayers for your holiness,
Fr. Edwin Palka