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.