Sunday, October 10, 2004
(ABOVE: Fr. Ray (left) at the O.K. Corral, Tombstone AZ)
Westerly Sun: "Under the direction of the Rev. Raymond Suriani, St. Pius X Church on Elm Street handed out copies of a leaflet called "A Brief Catechism for Catholic Voters" at Masses last Sunday. Five hundred of the booklets were donated to the church by a parishioner, he said. Among the questions addressed in the 16-page pamphlet are questions of conscience and the battle of good and evil as it pertains to morality and the right to life."The church wants to make it clear to Catholics that, if you truly embrace what the church teaches on the sanctity of life then that needs to be your primary concern when you elect officials who make policies that affect all of us," Suriani said. "From conception until natural death we are affected by the policies made by our lawmakers and the church wants to see people elected who have a respect for all human life from conception until natural death. "In the leaflet, Catholics are warned that any abortion-rights candidate, "disqualifies himself from receiving a Catholic's vote," and concludes that voting for such a candidate simply "with the knowledge that the candidate is pro-abortion is to become an accomplice in the moral evil of abortion."
Rep. Peter Lewis (D) in Westerly responds:
"an individual's right to their religious and personal beliefs. "Those decisions can be guided by religion, morals and secular law," he said, "but ultimately each person should have the right to determine what is in their own best interests."
PADRE POINT: So, Peter, if it is my best interest to hurt or kill another person, that's OK? When does the well being of another (unborn baby) take precedence over my 'best interest'? See History 101: Nazi Germany, as well as, slavery....common sense isn't so common anymore!!!!