Priest Urges Obama Supporters To Confess Mortal Sin

I think this priest needs to look up the meaning of mortal sin.  According to the dictionary a mortal sin is:  A sin, such as murder or blasphemy, that is so heinous it deprives the soul of sanctifying grace and causes damnation if unpardoned at the time of death.

This particular priest feels that because Obama supports abortion anyone who voted for him committed a mortal sin.

The Rev. Joseph Illo says his parishioners at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto shouldn’t risk losing their “state of grace” by receiving communion sacrilegiously. He delivered the message in a Nov. 21 letter and during mass.

In an interview this week with the Modesto Bee, Illo says he sent the letter because Catholic teaching requires that people go to confession when they commit a mortal sin.

Is it any wonder I quit going to church over 20 years ago with this kind of mentality, they won’t even prosecute the pedophiles in their own ranks that have harmed young boys.  Now, that should be considered a mortal sin; but voting for a future president should not rate this kind of condemnation by the Church.  What a bunch of hypocrites.

Another example of how the Catholic Church is not only failing the community but failing to do what is in best interest for the women parishioners.

7 thoughts on “Priest Urges Obama Supporters To Confess Mortal Sin

  1. “The Rev. Joseph Illo says…”

    Shouldn’t this be “Father Joseph Illo? Or is Reverend equally proper? I really would like to know.

  2. I believe that surname is wrong also House of Roberts. It should read Father in my opinion, that is always how we addressed our parish priest when I was growing up. Some of the elderly parishioners called them Pastors.

    Usually Protestant Priests or Baptist Ministers are referred to as Reverend’s.

  3. That makes sense. Some proofreader somewhere missed that one. I was pretty sure the Protestant ministers were Reverend. Thanks.
    I wish the Catholics would look at the population on this ball and realize we can’t keep increasing it as we have in the past.

  4. And if I ever had any doubts about why I gave up my Catholic faith at age 16, this salts it again, for the umpteenenth time.
    Our way or the highway. And the highway it is.

  5. By this priest’s reasoning, anyone who voted for George W. Bush has also committed a mortal sin. Did he announce this same thing to them, too? Does the Roman Catholic Church recognize abortion as the only “sin” (it’s not a sin if you’re not a member of that religion) for which a political announcement like this is justified? And this is a political announcement. If he’s not careful, his church could lose its tax-exempt status (as well they should.)

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