A Catholic Vote for Trump

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by Paul Brock III  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 10, 2020   

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With the 2020 presidential election just six months off, many Catholics are wondering whom they should give their vote to in November.

Among self-identified Catholics whose minds are already made up, just 34% say they're sure to vote for Trump while 38% say they're certain they will not vote for him.

Although the Democratic platform for the past two decades has opposed Church teaching on virtually every issue, the Catholic vote has shown to be a toss-up every time.

On this week's Mic'd Up, Michael Voris interviews Jesse Romero, author of A Catholic Vote for Trump: The Only Choice in 2010 for Republicans, Democrats and Independents Alike.

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After generations of poor catechesis, a majority of Catholics don't believe that abortion, contraception, euthanasia and homosexual acts are intrinsically evil, as the Church teaches they are. On top of this, 70% don't believe in the Real Presence of Our Lord — Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity — in the Eucharist, the source and summit of the Faith.

According to paragraph 2089 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

Incredulity is the neglect of revealed truth or the willful refusal to assent to it. Heresy is the obstinate, post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and Catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same ... .

It can be strongly argued that with most self-identified Catholics, many of whom have never been well-formed in the Faith, their neglect or willful refusal puts them in the category that paragraph 2089 describes.

A majority of Catholics don't believe that abortion, contraception, euthanasia and homosexual acts are intrinsically evil, as the Church teaches they are.

The Democratic Party has ingrained in its platform the support and advancement of killing thousands of preborn babies every day, yet collects half of the "Catholic vote."

This "Catholic vote" is made up of a majority of people who fall under CCC paragraph 2089.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life says, "In the elections of 2020, we're not simply asked to choose between Donald Trump and his opponent." Rather, he explains, we are being asked to choose either:

  • The culture of life or the Culture of Death
  • Religious freedom or religious oppression
  • Prosperity or poverty
  • A secure nation or open borders
  • Patriotism or globalism
  • A free market or socialism
  • The Constitution or judicial tyranny
  • Law and order or anarchy

Catholics everywhere need to ensure their faith is informed by November, or it won't be just Trump who loses what matters most. It will be all of us.

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