A Roman Catholic priest has told parishioners they should confess if they voted for Barack Obama because the president-elect supports abortion.
He delivered the message in a Nov. 21 letter and during mass.
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In an interview this week with the Modesto Bee, Illo says he sent the letter because Catholic teaching requires that people go to confession when they commit a mortal sin.
During the 2008 campaign, many bishops told Catholic politicians and voters that abortion should be the most important consideration in deciding which candidate to back.