My voting advice to the parish at Mass

Once upon a time, your Vicar would stand in his pulpit and tell his flock how they should be voting next Thursday. Goodness me, the Roman Church still does it, on the basis of the candidate’s position on Abortion and Gay Marriage.

As with the last election, I will be exhorting them to vote, but not who to vote for. In these days of extremism, xenophobia, racism and homophobia (which sounds like the manifesto of the so-called Christian Party), your vote counts, and I want to encourage everyone to engage in the political process. You matter. Go and make a difference.