Congregant concerned political party's talking points pushed at Mass

Posted: Mar. 4, 2018 12:01 am

To The Herald-Whig:

On Feb. 25, at St. Francis Parish, an insert of Democratic propaganda was passed out in the bulletin. It was disguised as bipartisan, but it was not.

Recipients were asked to call their three federal representatives. It gave a step-by-step way to do it and what to say. It was totally Democratic Party talking points. There was no option.

The idea was to promote illegal immigrants. These people -- they are not all kids -- are in the U.S. illegally. The handout came under the heading of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. All calls were to be made Feb. 26. I protested this quite loudly at the end of Mass.

It is the third time in the last six months that Democratic Party talking points or propaganda has come from the altar. We were told not to call these illegals illegal but migrants, then five weeks ago we were told President Trump was not good for this country, now to save the DACA dreamers. These are all Democratic Party talking points.

Where are the Catholic Church and the Franciscans headed? St. Francis is the only parish in Quincy to hand out the propaganda. I also called friends in four different parishes in St. Louis, and no handouts were given out.

Let me remind all Catholics voting for Democrats that is the party of abortion, over 60 million since 1973. A vote for a Democrat makes you, the voter, an accomplice to the act of murder whether you are sitting in the pew or standing on the altar. The American flag has disappeared from the altar at St. Francis. After years of honoring veterans on Veterans Day, that stopped about four or five years ago. All this tells me is that they think more of people breaking the laws of this country than those who have put their lives on the line for this country.

These are the same Democrats that scream separation of church and state, removed the word God from our public schools and cheer for abortions.

Is the Catholic Church taking their pieces of silver?

Richard W. Foster