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.”