But, we fear that majority of Catholics ignored and defied the universal teaching authority of the Church. We read that anywhere from 47% to 54% (depending on the source) of Catholics who were interviewed in exit polls said that they voted for Barack Obama. We are convinced that this is not through ignorance but through defiance.
God only knows the consequences of this. But it is certainly clear that if you are Catholic you must obey the teaching of the Church, or you clearly are NOT Catholic...and must be something else. In Bishop Finn's words..."woe to those, particularly Catholics, who dare to try to convince us that their “choice” of a radically pro-abortion leader is within the parameters of conscience". Look up the meaning of "woe", not a commonly used word these days. It means: "suffering: misery resulting from affliction".