But for the tradition/teaching of the Catholic Church welcoming sinners
I wouldn't/couldn't be a member myself. The Sacrament of Reconciliation
also ensures that the welcome never wears thin.
The cross over point
between religion and politics sometimes creates difficulties.
Not passing judgement about others possible
moral transgressions, aka "sins",
is also a key part of Catholic tradition/teaching and appearances
can be deceptive. However passing
judgement on individual politicians is par for the course.
Some political actions also raise clear moral issues.
Abortion is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic Church though that
does not neccessarily make the woman who has an abortion a sinner.
The Scottish Catholic Bishops' advice to Catholic politicians
who in their political lives give succour to the extending
of Abortion Laws, to have regard to the aptness of then receiving
Communion is thought provoking.