Someone started a rumor that Donald Trump was the “chosen one.” They were referring to the Christian’s biblical prediction of Jesus returning to earth. Of course, those who see POTUS as Jesus redux conveniently skip over the entry of the big and allegedly very bad antichrist.
Trump took the Catholic vote in the 2016 presidential election. This time, the results have been less clear. The Church has not endorsed POTUS’ for a number of reasons. One is his attack on immigrants who were simply seeking refuge from the wicked drug king’s storm. As a result, the president has failed to place himself as the presumptive winner of the Catholic vote.
Another one of the problems for Republicans is that former Vice President Joe Biden is a Catholic — Trump is not. Another problem was Trump did not capture the growing Latino vote in the EWTN News and RealClear Opinion Research poll. It showed that Biden has been leading among Catholic voters, while Trump’s attitude was very negative.
The spokesperson for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Chieko Noguchi said, according to National Public Radio (NPR):
‘Part of the church’s mission is to shape the moral character of society. But the church isn’t aligned with any political party, and it doesn’t support or oppose any candidate for elective office.’
Thus far, “the Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee were not endorsing Trump:”
‘The Catholic Church and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee are not endorsing the rally and are in no way affiliated to or sponsoring this event or campaign locally, statewide, or nationally. The mission of the church is religious, not political.’
The Catholic Reporter’s editor-in-chief Heidi Schlumpf said Trump’s plan to get the Catholic endorsement was “an unholy alliance:”
‘It was sure good to have the president with us yesterday I really salute his leadership. We think Cardinal Timothy Dolan … was really aking a mistake in letting this president co-opt him in an attempt to get Catholic votes. “We called it an unholy alliance.’
Former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said:
‘There is something that doesn’t connect any more between faith and the Democrat Party. You may like Democrats, but you put the Democrats in charge, and the values that you carry as a Roman Catholic are going to suffer. The party’s near-unanimous support for abortion rights, Mulvaney suggested, was “by itself”disqualifying.'”
‘If you want to see your values reflected in policy, there’s really no choice, You have to not only vote the Republican Party, but you have to help get them elected.’
The Catholic Church is an umbrella to a rich variety of values and political choices. Schlumpf said that the Church cannot focus on just one issue, such as abortion:
‘Church teaching says that we need to have a consistent ethic of life, where we look at all human life as valuable. That’s why we see this cozying up with one party over a specific issue — admittedly an important issue for many Catholics — as problematic.’
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