Here is Father Broom's Podcast on this important topic.
As followers of Christ we have a
double citizenship: our earthly home (that is only temporal) and our Heavenly
home where we will reside with God forever. Our effort should be to be good
citizens of both kingdoms.
Therefore, when election time
presents itself, we should have Christian-criteria for the correct casting of
our vote. It is both a privilege and a
duty to vote. However, our voting should be cast not on subjective, worldly,
ambiguous criteria but on the truth and the promotion of the common good, of
the person, and the society as a whole.
This of course entails a properly
formed conscience. Every individual is
born with a conscience in which he should reject all that is evil and pursue
the good. Due to secularism,
materialism, hedonism, agnosticism and even atheism, the truth is not always
There is objective and absolute
TRUTH. Jesus Himself said “I am the
Way, the TRUTH, and the Life.” Truth
can be discovered in Jesus Christ, in His Mystical Body, the Church, through
the teaching of the Magisterium of the Church presided over by the Vicar of
Christ, the Holy Father, the Pope.
Therefore, our conscience and motivation for the voting of specific
candidates must be made in the light of the Teachings of Jesus Christ and His
A simple and easy-to-remember ACRONYM
for the choice of political candidates is the simple 5-letter monosyllabic word
C.E.A.S.E. Each of the 5 individual
letters expresses what are termed the “Non-negotiables”--- meaning that these
actions in and of themselves are intrinsically evil, seriously sinful and
offensive to God the Creator, damaging to the individual as well as the common
good of the society as a whole. Let us
aim to “ CEASE” the reality and promotion of these 5 intrinsically evil
CLONING. The human person should not come into
existence through biological engineering in a scientific laboratory uniting the
procreative material of some anonymous woman and some anonymous man, hoping for
the best results. No! The human person must come into existence
through the loving and mutual embrace of man and woman, husband and wife,
married sacramentally, from which results the conception of a human person with
an immortal soul and an eternal destiny!
The end does not justify the means.
EUTHANASIA. All human life is precious because human
life comes from God as one of His most precious gifts. God gives life and only God has the right to
take life away. Euthanasia, sometimes
termed “Mercy-killing” proposes ending lives that seem to be no longer
productive in the eyes of the world.
Advanced Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson, prolonged dialysis---
these degenerative, economically
burdensome conditions--- according to the philosophy of Euthanasia merit
termination and extinction.
Utilitarianism, a philosophy proposed by John Stuart Mill and Jeremy
Bentham in the mid- 19th century, maintained that the value of human
life was in direct proportion to economic wealth and prosperity. Therefore infirm persons, aged and sick
people, retarded individuals have no real intrinsic value. How contrary to the Gospel is this false
philosophical system. Who were Jesus’
favorites? The blind, sick, cripples,
lepers, the paralytics and the deaf and mute.
By the way, Jesus was not a rich
multi-millionaire. Every person has
intrinsic value by his mere existence being created by God in His image and
likeness and destined for eternal glory.
ABORTION. The primary criteria that should motivate
all followers of Jesus in the casting of the vote should be the posture on
human life from its inception. Abortion
is the taking of the life of an innocent baby. Murder, killing, infanticide,
are other words for this atrocious reality.
The saddest moment in the history of the United States of America
happened Jan 22, 1973 with the Supreme Court decision, Roe vs. Wade, in which
abortion—the killing of innocent babies from the 1st term up to 9
months-- was legalized. Close to 52
million babies have been murdered since.
Stats are hard to calculate with perfection but more than a million a
year, about 4000 a day and close to every 20 seconds a baby is killed. None of us wants to go before Jesus the
Judge on our day of judgment and have the blood of innocent babies on our
hands, mind, hearts, consciences and souls.
For the love of God, your family, nation and eternal salvation, cast the
vote to defend the unborn. Remember the
word of the Founding Fathers in the Constitution: “Every individual is endowed with inalienable
rights of LIFE , liberty and the pursuit of happiness. God is the origin and source of life and only
He has the right to end life.
SAME SEX MARRIAGE. The future of the society depends on the
primary fundamental and basic “mini-society” that we call family. Blessed Pope John Paul II stated that the
family is the basic cell of society and that the society depends on the
solidity of the family. An authentic
family is composed of man and woman, husband and wife, married sacramentally
with the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony for the purpose of procreating children
and raising them as noble citizens for this world and the kingdom of
heaven. Two women living together, or
two men living together cannot be called a family, much less if they were to
adopt children. In the beginning God
created man and woman and for that reason a man will leave his father and
mother and be united to his wife and what God has united let no man rent
asunder. It was “Adam and Eve” and not
“Adam and Steve!”
EMBRYONIC CELL EXPERIMENTATION. Babies being created in the context of scientific
laboratories, once again is against the Natural Law as well as the Divine
Law. We reiterate: the means by which
human life comes into existence is through the mutual and loving embrace of the
man and woman, husband and wife in the conjugal act, from which conception is
achieved and at the same time Almighty God infuses an immortal soul. Such unnatural concoctions such as egg and
sperm donation, fusion and conception, then freezing in refrigerators and
trying to determine which baby should be implanted and others discarded highly
offends God the Creator as well as the dignity of the human person.
In conclusion, take as moral guide
for voting this simple and clear acronym: C.E.A.S.E.--- meaning, we desire that
all of these intrinsically immoral practices, “the non-negotiables” be
eliminated from the face of the earth.
Cease fire; cease to exist these moral evils!
Let us pray to the Lord of Life for the following, May…..
EUTHANASIA! Cease to exist!
ABORTION! Cease to exist!
SAME-SEX-MARRIAGES! Cease to exist!
EMBRYONIC STEM-CELL RESEARCH! Cease to exist!
May your vote be a determining factor
to foster the Gospel of life and end the Culture of death. May Our Lady who said
“yes” to life intercede for us, our families, our country and the salvation of
the world. “Holy Mary Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.