"Voting Is Truly a Moral Act"
Statement from Bishop Dewane:
"....there are other issues which must never be directly supported through a vote or by any other means. One such issue is the legal protection of human life.
....By casting a ballot one can save and protect human life or one can participate in destroying life – and all Catholic faithful have an obligation to protect life from conception to natural death. Viewed precisely in this context, voting is truly a moral act.
....Each day children are being killed in this modern-day genocide called abortion. The definition of genocide is the systematic extermination of a whole group of human beings – abortion is the genocide of the unborn. We tend to think of genocide in the context of a civil war or conflicts in the developing world. In reality, genocide is occurring in abortion clinics throughout the United States. Since 1973, the year of the legalization of abortion in this country, there have been more than 60,000,000 babies killed.
Blessed Pope John Paul II noted: ÒA nation that kills its own children is a nation without hope.Ó Our Faith makes us a people of hope. And as people of hope, continue our efforts in support of life with our vote. Vote PRO-LIFE!
Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida