Local church emphasizes importance of religion on election

Posted at 5:33 PM, Oct 18, 2016

It's no surprise this election is like no other.

"A lot of times other candidates could at least find some grounds for agreements, whereas in this candidacy there seems to be little room for that unfortunately," said Monsignor Frederick Leising, who led the lecture.

That's just one reason around 160 Catholics walked into Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Lancaster Monday night. A night where some undecided voters, including Patricia Zatko, could learn about the importance of religion when it comes to casting their vote.

"Well unfortunately, I think it's one of the most difficult elections I've ever had to vote in," said Zatko. "I've voted ever since I could, and for me this one will be an extremely difficult election."

Zatko, who says she is attending to take a closer look at which presidential candidate is pro-life, hopes to walk out more confident on who has her vote November 8th.

"I want to make sure that after tonight I will be able to go into the polling booth and really know for sure that this is the right choice to make for our country," said Zatko.

Monsignor Frederick Leising says his goal is not to tell people who to vote for but to convince them to go out and do so.