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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Should Catholics Who Voted for Obama Go to Confession?

By John W. Lillpop

Finally, some common sense from the Catholic Church!

From Modesto, California via the McClatchy Tribune this report:

"The Rev. Joseph Illo, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Modesto, Calif., has told parishioners in a homily and in a follow-up letter that if they voted for Barack Obama, they should consider going to confession because of the president-elect's position on abortion.

"If you are one of the 54 percent of Catholics who voted for a pro-abortion candidate, you were clear on his position and you knew the gravity of the question, I urge you to go to confession before receiving communion. Don't risk losing your state of grace by receiving sacrilegiously," Illo wrote in a letter dated Nov. 21."

Bloody brilliant, Reverend Illo!

By the way, did you send a copy of that letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi? Although she sacrilegiously takes communion in San Francisco, Pelosi could end up in Modesto some day in one of her never-ending recruiting drives to find illegal aliens to become voters in The City!

Of course, from the larger perspective, all that voted for Obama, not just Catholics, should confess and do penance.