I’m a Protestant, and I have a serious question about the Catholic church’s policy on Iraq vs. life issues in the context of politics. I believe the church has what many view to be a double standard on the taking of life.
My question is, why does the Catholic church instruct its followers on how to vote based on a politician’s views on abortion, but not based on a politicians views on war or the death penalty? Especially when many killed in war or put on death row are absolutely innocent? Is the Catholic church unaware that most wars both today and past are unjust and cost innocent life without fail, and that many people on death row are exonerated by DNA evidence?
My question is based on reports that Bishop Joseph Martino is politicizing his diocese on abortion, yet not on war or the death penalty. This is consistent with many recent actions the church has taken over the years, and strongly reinforces the double standard that it holds on life.