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Posted on 04/01/2004 10:26:50 PM PST by Coleus
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The Participation of Catholics in Political Life
Living the Gospel of Life:
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A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of the United States
Hughes exhorts Catholic pols to toe line
Times Picayune, LA - 7 hours ago
support abortion, assisted suicide or any other "life issues" out of step with church
teachings should refrain from Holy Communion, Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes.
Archbishop aims call at some Catholic politicians
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - 1 hour ago
Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes' statement, contained in his column in this week's
Clarion Herald, the archdiocesan newspaper, is in stride with nationwide.
Bishop Raymond Burke's Strange Nemesis
DisInfo.com -Dec 29, 2003 By Matt C. Abbott. ... On Saturday, October 26, 2002 I stood before Archbishop ... Alfred Kunz. ... When I asked, via e-mail, Detective Kevin Hughes of the Dane County
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The Participation of Catholics in Political Life
In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue; participation in the political process is a moral obligation.
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Because they're intrinsic evils, not prudential judgments regarding public policy.
Senator John Kerry's support for abortion rights and stem cell research has prompted discussions among Roman Catholic bishops and Vatican officials over how to respond to a presidential candidate who professes Catholicism while taking stands contrary to church teaching.
"Prompted discussions"?! What's to discuss? I will consider this NY Times spin... for now.
"He may be in favor of dismembering babies, but he's so good in other ways." This attitude is nauseating, but widespread. I'm always stunned by indifference to abortion, especially in otherwise seemingly good people.
Kerry, like many post-Vatican II Catholics, put more stock in the Beatitudes than the Ten Commandments. They stress the 'feel-good; parts of Christ's teachings, and ignore the nasty 'judgmental' parts like "Go, and sin no more".
If he's going to call himself a Catholic and run for office as such, then he is NOT separating his faith from his public life. He should be held accountable by the public for whether or not he truly accepts and represents the tenets of his faith, and this means HOW he votes in relation to those tenets.
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IMO--This is the most important 5-10 minute read Christians should experience before elections. It is written in the style of the old Baltimore catechism15 direct questions with concise answers.
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Is it a Mortal Sin to vote for a Pro-Abortion candidate?
That goes for the majority of so-called Catholics in the Senate. Unfortunately, they were educated in the sophisticated attitude of 'God respects our free-will, so whatever we choose is fine'. WRONG! He gives us the free-will to make stupid, sinful choices as well as the right ones, Catholics like Kerry, Biden, Kennedy, Mikulskie, et al. can't seem to make that distinction.
But like back in 2002 when Maryland was holding thier gubernatorial election. both candidates were pro-abortion. I asked someone in my Secular Franciscan fraternity what I should do in this instance, she told me since it is a moral obligation to vote, then I should choose more reasonable of the two candidates, like Gov. Ehrlich, he's pro-choice (not Catholic) Ehrlich was for the bann on PBA's. So that is what colored my choice on election day on the issue of abortion.
It seems I'm right now more proud of our non-Catholic, President and ashamed of the so-called Catholics who seem to reject Church teachings when they get elected.
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