For those who have not read it, I urge you to do so. I also urge my brothers and sisters in Christ to share this letter with friends and family. In the letter, Bishop Martino quotes from Bishop Timlin's pastoral letter on Respect Life Sunday 2000:
Abortion is the issue this year and every year in every campaign.Any Catholic who proposes something other than this speaks for and with the devil.
Catholics may not turn away from the moral challenge that abortion poses for those who seek to obey God’s commands.
They are wrong when they assert that abortion does not concern them, or that it is only one of a multitude of issues of equal importance.
No, the taking of innocent human life is so heinous, so horribly evil, and so absolutely opposite to the law of Almighty God that abortion must take precedence over every other issue.
I repeat. It is the single most important issue confronting not only Catholics, but the entire electorate."
Read it all here.