The priest’s role is to point the way to the Kingdom of Heaven for ALL people… not to prefer this-or-that political faction and promote it in his preaching and social media posts. I seem to notice that the Church agrees with me on that…
Our clergy must have a care. The canons forbid priests to interfere in “Roman” (political) affairs. To preach on the sanctity of life is one thing… no state regulation prohibits that. To preach that one should vote for rightwing candidates because they claim to represent pro-life principles is another. The first is kosher… the second isn’t… the Church does tell its priests and clergy to keep that in mind in their preaching and social media posts. To preach on moral issues… yes. To preach on voting for ANY candidate, right or left… NO, emphatically, NO.