Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Election Day: It's not funny.

The election is not funny.

It's no time for frivolity and clever remarks.

O Mary, conceived without sin, patroness of the United States, pray for us who have recourse to Thee, and for those who do not, especially the enemies of the Church and those most in need of Thy mercy.  Amen.

That's all.


  1. Are you saying "don't vote"?

    Because I've been told I'm committing sin if I vote for Romney, I'm committing sin if I vote third party, and I'm committing sin if I don't vote.

  2. I'm sorry if I sounded sarcastic. I want my vote to mean something - if not politically, then at least morally - but I do not know what to do, and I'm scared I will end up offending God no matter what, either by supporting a lesser evil by voting for Romney or by inadvertently supporting a man who is an enemy of the Church.

  3. Oh no. Of course people should vote - I just find all the forecasters and comics and punditry all really annoying today.

    Over 2 years and billions of dollars spent on campaigning. Unbelievable.

  4. I edited the post so that readers will not be confused.

  5. Yeah, but you DID have useful stuff to say.

    I'm going to go vote now. I still don't know if I will vote for Romney or third party, but there is not a SINGLE candidate on the ballot here that does not oppose Church teaching in some way regarding intrinsic evils (whether it be torture exceptions, abortion exceptions ,etc.). The only ones not advocating *intrinsic* evils are the Prohibition Party, who want to institute a Protestant theocracy based on the King James Bible and the Old Testament.

  6. The Center for Responsive Politics estimates that the elections will cost about 6 billion this year, yet total spending on Halloween candy is expected to teeter near the 8 billion mark. Let's pause with a prayer, use the "On Faithful Citizenship" as a guide, then cast a ballot. Nobody ever said voting was easy... oh wait, maybe rock the vote did.

  7. ....11 pm here in Pennsylvania, and I just can't believe it. There have been some interesting comments about the changing demographics in the country....we are in for a rough time.

  8. Today's first reading, just like the reading the day after the 2008 election, struck me.

    "Do everything without grumbling or questioning,
    that you may be blameless and innocent,
    children of God without blemish
    in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
    among whom you shine like lights in the world,
    as you hold on to the word of life,
    so that my boast for the day of Christ may be
    that I did not run in vain or labor in vain."

    We are crooked and perverse, and confused and ignorant too, I think. Obama's re-election is disappointing and I think it reveals just how far off we are as a country and as Catholic Amnericans, on the whole.


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