Dear Editor: In regards to Patricia Kenney’s letter (Nov. 5), I beg to differ in all aspects.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Last week, we went to the polls to elect a new President, as well as legislators and judges. This past week, the winning candidates began the process of transition from campaigning to governing.
While many Catholics in the diocese expressed support for the new president-elect, some were disappointed but willing to give the next president a chance.
In the weeks leading up the hotly contested Nov. 8 election, many Catholic bishops have written columns, issued statements or preached homilies encouraging their people to weigh the issues carefully as they enter the voting booth.
Dear Editor: Some years ago, my colleague Louis Bolce and I published an article entitled “Our Secularist Democratic Party,” using survey and poll data documenting the drift toward secularism of the Democratic Party. The trend has only been accelerated in recent years.
This election season can’t end early enough. It seems like it has been going on forever and that almost every second of it has been a nasty affair. As we have written in these editorials several times, neither candidate has values and policy which can be considered in complete accord with our Catholic social teachings. Both candidates have also exhibited serious character flaws, which can cause the voter to truly question whether or not either is fit for the office of the President of the United States.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Of all the political campaigns that I have witnessed, this certainly has been one that has most frustrated the American people.