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By Msgr. Richard C. Antall, Crisis Magazine, November 10, 2020

Monsignor Antall is pastor of Holy Name Parish in the Diocese of Cleveland. He is the author of The Wedding, (Lambing Press, 2019).

Msgr. Richard C. AntallA friend of mine, an early activist in the Christian Democrat party in El Salvador, told me a story that I have been thinking about lately. Before I had ever gone to that country as a missionary, the parish school building served as a polling place. When they were setting up for an election, my friend was witness to something she could never forget. The ballot-boxes were being unloaded to place in the school; one fell off the truck and was split open. Mirabile dictu, it was already full of ballots. That’s how the ruling party ensured a comfortable margin of votes for their candidates. As in some parts of the United States these days, no one compared the number of votes with the number of registered voters for the district.  …