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A priest’s warning: Christians who vote for pro-abortion politicians could ‘spend all of eternity in hell’

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October 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Little more than a week before the Canadian federal elections on October 21, a Catholic priest with a large YouTube following has warned Catholics that they might face eternity in hell if they vote for an abortion-supporting politician. 

In a new video, Fr. Mark Goring, a Canadian priest at a parish in Ottawa, and a member of the Companions of the Cross community of priests, warns Catholics not to be “stupid.”

“If you vote for a political leader who's very open about allowing harm to be done to the most innocent and the most helpless the most little you are complicit in the death of these little ones,” he said. “And you have blood on your hands and you might (and I say this out of love and out of concern) you might spend all of eternity in hell because you did not obey God's clear commandment thou shalt not kill.”

Several of Fr. Goring’s videos have gone viral with hundreds of thousands of views, and with 36,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, he’s been a much needed voice for orthodoxy in the Church. 

Last week, in the wake of the pagan ceremony in the Vatican gardens with Pope Francis, Fr. Goring said he would not follow those who believe that evangelization involves joining in pagan ceremonies. 

The video, which garnered some 55,000 views also earned an endorsement from Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, who has shared his own warnings and criticisms about the controversial meeting of bishops. The bishop tweeted: “I nominate Fr Mark Goring to speak to all gathered at the Synod.....I fully endorse his message.”

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John-Henry Westen

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John-Henry is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews.com. He and his wife Dianne and their eight children live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe and Asia. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy meeting for pro-life leaders worldwide. He co-founded Voice of the Family and serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference.  

He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization.  He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.  

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.