A healthy dose of realism

I find that I see things differently than Fr. Dwight Longenecker a bit more often than not. But his most recent blog post, “Abortion and Politics – The Plain Facts,” is full of good sense. It’s a healthy dose of realism in season of much unrealistic talk. The money quote, for me:

What response should a Catholic take? A Catholic should weigh up the two candidates and ask not so much which one will make the country exactly the way we want it to be, but which one will do less harm?

I’ve been wringing my hands in recent weeks over whether I might need to resort to voting for a third party candidate in the presidential election, just so I don’t have to feel grimy on election day. Fr. Longenecker’s post has provided an occasion for me to take a breath, relax a bit, and think, “Maybe not.”

The full piece is here.


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