Matt C. Abbott
Chicago priest: I知 voting for Trump
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By Matt C. Abbott
November 2, 2020

In a recent email sent to friends and supporters, Father Charlie Becker, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, wrote (slightly edited and published with his permission):

    Hi everyone,

    As a Catholic priest, I want you to know that I知 voting for President Trump. I知 doing this most importantly for the continuation of the protection of life for the unborn; for law and order, as recent protests have had a mixed agenda (some good and some not good); for protection of our sovereignty (which is a defined right by the Church) versus globalism; for protection of what is good about our capitalistic economy; and for protection of our Constitution versus a socialist ideology. Just thought I needed to share this with you and that, above all, we should pray for our country and the whole world. Let痴 hope for what痴 best in the end.

    ____________________

    God bless you, Father. I voted for President Trump for those same reasons. Am I optimistic he値l win? To be honest, no – but I hope and pray that God will spare us the worst of what could come in the next several years.

    Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

    © Matt C. Abbott

 

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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He also has an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management from Triton College. Abbott has been interviewed on MSNBC, Bill Martinez Live, WOSU Radio in Ohio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 'Unsolved' podcast, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) and WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and other media outlets. In 2005 and 2006, he was among the first writers to expose former cardinal Theodore McCarrick's abuse of power with and sexual harassment of seminarians. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.

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