EDITOR:I just heard the Vatican told worldwide news to stop helping the poor and talk against abortion, gays, and euthanasia. I was indeed flabbergasted. I thought these were the so called "issues" that Republican dredge up every four years to get votes. They have replaced communism (the third Republican issue) for euthanasia probably because communism is not the scary old bear it once was.
Nonetheless I call all Catholics to boycott attending mass until the Vatican retracts this extremely stupid dictate. Christ taught to help the poor, not to chant against abortion, gays, and euthanasia.
I think the Vatican has been co-opted by conservative Republican fat cats and the Monarchical rulers of Europe who have never cared about the poor and would feel better talking about conservative issues.
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