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Perry Archer wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have a profound, abiding hatred for both Obama and Biden — not to mention Pelosi and company — because of what they are presently doing to America, which I perceive as intentionally destructive; especially because of their actions concerning abortion. My question:

  • Is my feeling, by itself, a mortal sin?

Thank you.


  { Is my profound and abiding hatred for these Democratic politicians a mortal sin? }

Bob replied:

Dear Perry,

Thanks for the question.

The point at which your sin crosses over into mortal sin is the point at which you choose to embrace the hate as your unrelenting disposition. We can all feel anger and disdain for those who perpetrate grave harm to others, but we are still called to pray for them.

  • We don't have to like them
  • approve of their doings or
  • even their personality, and
  • we unflinchingly condemn their evils, but we cannot hate the sinner.

Jesus told us to love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 5:44)

We can't simply abide in hate; we must turn them over to God. They can repent and change, or be judged for the grave wrong they are doing. Leave it to God.

I know it is hard. Consider Immaculée Ilibagiza. She is from Rwanda, where she survived the genocide (1 million murdered in just a few months) by hiding in a 3x4 bathroom with seven other women for over three months. The killing was all around her. People searched the house many times for potential victims, but by a miracle of God she avoided detection and was spared the horror. Her family did not. Her parents, brothers, extended family, neighbors and many loved ones were slaughtered. She knew the man who killed her family; he had lived with them for a time when he was a teen and yet when the evil took hold of the country, he became her family's executioner. She forgave him and all her countrymen. Look her up on YouTube and hear her story, then pray to God for the strength and courage to be like her, who is a shining example of a Christian in the worst of circumstances.

That is what we are all called to.


Bob Kirby

Mike replied:

Dear Perry—

A mortal sin requires:

  1. knowledge of what you are doing
  2. knowledge that it is grievously wrong (of grave matter), and
  3. full consent of the will.

That said, I wish I could be as objective as Bob. I empathize greatly with your feelings. These people (by their actions) are destroying the United States and the Judeo-Christian, capitalistic foundation upon which this country has lived on from generation to generation.

If we don't fix our broken election laws and fully enforce them at the federal, state, and local level we will not have a country left and China will overtake us.

Trump won the Presidential election in 2020. At 10:30 pm on election evening, world leaders were calling him to congratulate him. I saw on various YouTube videos, local and state election workers stuffing ballot boxes with Biden votes after the election was over and the democratic fake news media never called the election until they had stuffed enough phony ballots for a phony Biden presidency.

The 2020 election was stolen and we have a (Catholic In Name Only) phony president in the White House who does not practice the faith (by his actions and public statements).

Because the media themselves (like Fox News <Fox and Friends>) haven't been catechized, non-Catholics like Ainsley Earhardt call him a devout Catholic, which he is NOT, because he goes to Mass each Sunday while funding organizations who are hostile to the Church's teachings as stated in a letter from Notre Dame Alumni to the University's president. From that letter:

He rejects Church teachings on abortion, marriage, sex and gender and is hostile to religious liberty. He embraces the most pro-abortion and anti-religious liberty public policy program in history. The case against honoring him is immeasurably stronger than it was against honoring President Obama, an action that alienated countless Catholics and brought upon Notre Dame the harsh criticism of 83 cardinals, archbishops and bishops.

. . . . and Steve and Brian just sit there saying nothing.

It's almost as they have no idea where the word Holy Communion comes from.

  • It's a Common Union with Jesus' Church and Her Teachings; it's Holy because we are publicly showing our Common Union with our Divine, Holy God, Jesus!

Joe Biden is not a devout Catholic but a dissenting Catholic committing sacrilege!
(Receiving Communion when you are NOT in a state of grace.)

  • Where are the faithful bishops (faithful to the Magisterium of the Church) or are there any in the USCCB?

To those at Fox News: Get with it people and learn our faith. Don't distort what we believe as faithful Catholic Christians!

One is not canonized a saint, just because he can say, Pope Francis or any other Pope's name.

We have to pray a lot.

No apologies, just my two cents,


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