Religion: When Is Voting a Sin?

Puerto Rico's Roman Catholic bishops last week moved even more deeply into their continuing church v. state battle, at the same time found themselves at odds with the conscience and conviction of many a good Catholic. Just before the recent elections, Puerto Rico's three bishops denounced Governor Luis Muñoz Marín's Popular Democratic Party for its "anti-Catholic and antiChristian" toleration of birth control, sterilization and common-law marriage (TIME. Oct. 31), warned that Catholics who voted for the P.D.P. would "inevitably" be guilty of sin. Nevertheless, Muñoz won an overwhelming victory at the polls. At...

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