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Catholic leadership is faced with a daunting task Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

After our 2012 election for president of the U.S.A., it is eminently clear to me that our Catholic leadership is faced with a daunting task.

When 70 percent of the populace of the Madison Diocese votes for an openly pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage slate that elected Obama, Baldwin, and Pocan, it is obvious that any and all teachings by Bishop Morlino and our parish priests are falling on deaf ears.

Because of that 70 percent, it only stands to reason that a significant number of the Catholic laity of the Diocese of Madison has cast its lot with the devil.  Obama will be able to appoint justices to the Supreme Court who will insure abortion on-demand for who knows how long.  And his Obamacare program will run rampant for years, placing uncompromising demands on our Catholic institutions.

Catholic leadership needs to become far more pro-active. Leadership requires a backbone, and Bishop Morlino and his priests need to speak out and instruct the laity re: the tenets of our Catholic faith.  There can be no compromise when it comes to matters of faith and morals.

Seventy percent of the people of the Madison Diocese are in need of basic Catholic instruction that calls a sin what it is.  And on a personal note, worshipping at Mass with those of whom many I can only assume voted for abortion and gay marriage is a matter of great difficulty.

And when I observe lay ministers distributing the Eucharist who displayed political signs supporting the above candidates, I am mystified beyond belief.  Catholic leadership has a monumental and urgent task.

Paul Stauffacher, Cross Plains