March 2, 2012

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Calling all people of faith to defend Church doctrine

In the beginning, a clever and deceitful serpent tricked Adam and Eve into disobeying God. They lost all sanctifying grace, and their disobedience to God had dire consequences on the entire human race.

Today, clever and deceitful words have tricked U.S. Catholic voters into electing leaders who are now waging war against religious freedom with a direct attack on the Catholic Church.

This political army is fighting for the culture of death, making a mockery of the sacrament of marriage, and taking religious freedom away from our nation.

They want God pushed into a closet under lock and key. The Catholic Church is defending the very doctrines given to us by Christ himself, and now these doctrines are being challenged by our nation's leaders like never before.

These doctrines teach us that abortion, contraception, sterilization and homosexual acts are intrinsic evils. These evils were present at the time of Christ, and he condemned them all.

Our nation's leaders again are attempting to trick the Catholic voters with clever and deceitful words, telling the Catholic Church and Catholic organizations that they do not have to pay for contraception.

Over the past four years, the citizens of the United States have been lied to about conscience clauses, defunding of abortion and various other issues.

It is time that we unite and stand together to defend our Catholic faith. The Church was given to us for our salvation.

With Jesus Christ as the invisible head, Pope Benedict XVI as the visible head, and the Holy Spirit dwelling in the Church and guiding us to the truth, we can trust the Catholic Church will lead us to heaven.

We need to prayerfully consider how we vote this year because together we can put a stop to this unjust war.

- Rhonda Branham | Bloomington

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