miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2015

Can successful politicians still be good Catholics?

Some catholic politicians, and public figures with power and influence over large numbers of people, are betraying God’s Divine Law

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen: "We are at the end of a tradition and a civilisation which believed we could preserve Christianity without Christ, religion without a creed, meditation without sacrifice, family life without moral responsibility, sex without purity, and economics without ethics. We have completed our experiment of living without God and have proven the fallacy of a system of education which calls itself progressive because it finds new excuses for sins."

However much Marty Walsh (Mayor of Boston,USA) might insist he can keep the two things (his personal Catholic beliefs, and his decisions as mayor) separate, the fact is immoral decisions that clash with one’s Catholic Faith for fear of harsh criticism or even losing one’s position are never legitimate. Walsh claims:

“I’ve had that tension a couple times in my time as a legislator and now as mayor. But again, my relationship with my Church is my spiritual connection with my God. And I think that’s important to keep up front. Not saying the Church is right or wrong, or I’m right or wrong, or people are right or wrong, it’s just that I’m elected to represent people of all different faiths and people of no faith, so I have to keep that into consideration.”
So could this mean that agreeing to legalised abortion, same-sex ‘marriage’, the demands of those imposing a ‘gender ideology’ in schools, businesses, etc., and a long growing list of anti-Christian laws is permissible? Never. Under no circumstances. It is hypocrisy to think you can live your religious life separately from your public life. Catholics engaged in politics are responsible for being the first guarantors of the dignity of life from conception to natural death. Nor may they pretend that sodomitical unions can ever be called ‘marriage’. Such things are pure anathema. As Cardinal Peter Turkson is quoted as saying in the video, it is an “artificial” separation to try to succeed politically at the expense of denying your personal religious beliefs.

However, there are some politicians who will not accept compromises and thus bow to the world. The profound Catholic beliefs and integrity of Spanish Justice Minister, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, 55, would not allow him to continue in politics once the Cabinet failed to greenlight the abortion reform by the deadline he himself had set.
“His announcement [to resign] came just four hours after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed that the legislation would be shelved, given that it had not found sufficient consensus to be moved ahead. The highly controversial bill created an internal rift in the conservative PP and also attracted significant criticism from the opposition…”
“For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?” (Matt. 16:26).

Catholic politicians, and all public figures with power and influence over large numbers of people, are betraying God’s Divine Law when they flaunt it to “gain the whole world”. It is understandable that certain un-Christian laws already in place have to be confronted prudently, but if these were to be ignored or condoned, this would be unacceptable from those with the power to abrogate them. When the flagrant breaking of God’s commandments in public speeches and decision-making does not deter Catholic politicians to continue with their Catholic practices in private (like receiving Holy Communion), this may also cause grave scandal.


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