State Senator Rick Bertrand (R-IA): A genuine Catholic pol…

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Over at the Souix City Journal, State Senator Rick Bertrand (R-IA) has written an impassioned op-ed explaining why Catholics, especially those who are pro-life, need to stop supporting pro-death politicians.

Given the demographic data, Bertrand writes:

Abortion in this country will only be abolished through the legislative process, and that begins by Catholics electing representatives, an organization, that will aggressively pursue a pro-life agenda. Only then will a domino of judicial rulings pave the way back to the U.S. Supreme Court where this horrific tragedy started.

This is the reality. Can we Catholics handle the truth?

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State Senator Rick Bertrand, wife Tammy, and daughter, Addison

More to the point, Bertrand offers an opinion about what the data suggest for the nation’s Catholic bishops, priests, and deacons:

Any priest or member of our clergy who is voting with the Democratic Party is not leading by example, and simply living and preaching a lie. “Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.” (1 Peter 5:3)

“How do we Catholics end abortion?”, Bertrand asks. “By looking in the mirror.”

Kudos to State Senator Rick Bertrand for taking his faith into the public square and courageously stating what it requires of Catholics. Read his story here.

 

 

 

To read State Senator Bertrand’s op-ed, click on the following link:
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/opinion/columnists/other-voices-life-can-we-catholics-handle-the-truth/article_f8b833a5-2836-5b89-8d9d-875cfe7bcf5c.html

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http://richard-jacobs-blog.com/omnibus.html

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5 Comments

  1. God Bless him. It has long been evident that a majority of the hierarchy of the Catholic church is not pro-life. If the hierarchy was entirely pro-life, there would be no “Catholic” pro-abort politicians. I struggled with this realization for a very long time. In the end, you just have to accept Christ’s own words. By their fruit you will know them.

  2. The same day that newspaper published Bertrand’s wonderful opinion article, they also ran a soft news article (bigger) about three democrat Catholic sisters from Holstein Iowa – (macGuires) who over the years have been influential in Iowa politics. The article was like an ad for the democrat party, social justice, how they live poor people, etc. how the democrat party expresses the macGuires deeply held Catholic faith . The article seemed to have been written and placed in the paper that day as a counter-weight to Rick Bertrand’s .

  3. It is a mortal sin for a Catholic with a well-formed conscience to vote for any Democrat. See the extensive development of this conclusion in the docoument VIRTUOUS CITIZENSHIP 2014 at the site http://www.sinvotedemocrat.com or http://www.pecadovotardemocrata. Until the prolife folks educate the Hispanic population that Democrat RETA policy purposefully eliminates Hisapnaics – in the US over 12,000,000 since Roe – Hispanics will continue to vote for the rulers who promise them some of other people’s money. RETA = racial eugenic targeted abortion. Guy McClung, San Antonio, Texas, once USA, now USSA

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