I recently read a piece about deciding on for whom to vote, by a priest (I think) in a Catholic publication and unfortunately cannot remember any of the specifics. He discussed the most important issue facing us, that being the importance of life and candidates’ stands on abortion, being pro-life or pro-choice, etc. He stated that to vote for a candidate who was not pro-life would be a mortal sin.
From surveys we know that the percentage of Catholics who are pro-life and favor the pro-life presidential candidate is only slightly higher than non-Catholics. So nearly half the voting Catholics will commit a mortal sin on election day. Thus any who die after voting and before going to confession will the on the express train to Hell.
I follow the logic, but consider the conclusion a bit harsh since there are so many important and often conflicting factors involved in being the president. My wife, for one, expects to vote for the other guy (no names being permitted here) and does not believe for a second that her choice will condemn her. Thoughts or comments?