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The Abortion Issue Has Little, if Any, Effect on the Catholic Vote
LA Times ^ | June 18, 2004 | Fr. Andrew Greeley

Posted on 06/28/2004 9:20:04 PM PDT by Coleus

Few are swayed by a candidate's pro-choice policy.

"Will Catholics vote against Gov. Carter, Mr. Mayor, because of his abortion stand?" The mayor of Chicago stared at the reporter with the bemused frown he reserved for silly questions. "They don't vote that way." Twenty-eight years later, they still don't vote that way. Nevertheless, in the run-up to the last seven presidential elections, experts on both sides have predicted that the "Catholic anti-abortion" vote would cause trouble for the Democrats, especially given the drift of Catholics from Democratic alignment. Both these "theories" — a Catholic anti-abortion vote and a Catholic realignment — are urban folk tales that float around in the collective consciousness of the media with very little basis in fact.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: andrewgreeley; andytheidiot; apostate; catholiclist; catholicvote; fool; frandrewgreeley; greeley; liberal
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1 posted on 06/28/2004 9:20:04 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

If the LA Slimes is printing it, we can safely asume its false.


2 posted on 06/28/2004 9:22:15 PM PDT by swilhelm73
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


3 posted on 06/28/2004 9:26:26 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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The Abortion Issue Has Little, if Any, Effect on the Lapsed Catholic Vote

I don't know a many ACTUAL Catholics who would knowingly vote for a pro-abortion politician. If they hated the pro-life candidate so much for other reasons, they would probably just stay home.

4 posted on 06/28/2004 9:28:30 PM PDT by MegaSilver
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To: Coleus
Few are swayed by a candidate's pro-choice policy
But God is...
5 posted on 06/28/2004 9:30:27 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: MegaSilver

Don't get out much, do you?


6 posted on 06/28/2004 9:31:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Coleus

Catholics are not that loyal to the GOP. The GOP gets a majority, but I don't think it is by much of a margin.


7 posted on 06/28/2004 9:32:44 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Coleus

Coleus,Did not read this post bump.


8 posted on 06/28/2004 9:33:19 PM PDT by fatima (My Granddaughter Karen is Home-WOOHOO We unite with all our troops and send our love-)
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To: MHGinTN

I would say: if this is so, then you have mightily failed your flock, Father, because you have not taught them the truth.


9 posted on 06/28/2004 9:34:24 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: Coleus

Sounds about right. Catholicism is more of a political organization than it is a spiritual one.


10 posted on 06/28/2004 9:34:58 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: MHGinTN
Don't get out much, do you?

I get out plenty... though most of the Catholics I'm friends with aren't CINOs. (Or maybe I know a lot of CINOs, but I'm just not aware that they have a religious affiliation.)

11 posted on 06/28/2004 9:35:31 PM PDT by MegaSilver
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To: Coleus

Thanks for posting. Once again, it shows that Greeley has no idea what he's talking about.


12 posted on 06/28/2004 9:37:49 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Just another Bush-bot biddy drinking that Republican KoolAid)
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To: Texas Eagle
Catholicism is more of a political organization than it is a spiritual one.

Or at least her enemies, both temporal and eternal, wished it were so...

13 posted on 06/28/2004 9:39:34 PM PDT by Polycarp IV
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To: Texas Eagle

Take your Catholic bashing bias elsewhere.
Your ignorance is showing.


14 posted on 06/28/2004 9:40:39 PM PDT by G Larry (Support John Thune!)
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To: Texas Eagle
Catholicism is more of a political organization than it is a spiritual one.

Westernized first world Catholics, the ones for whom your statement might apply to a minority, only represent about 1/10th of all Roman Catholics in the world. So your statement displays gross ignorance, at best...

15 posted on 06/28/2004 9:43:40 PM PDT by Polycarp IV
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To: Coleus
Bush/Gore Catholic vote by mass attendance:

Bush Gore
Catholics who attend mass weekly or more often 57% 43%
Catholics who attend mass less than weekly 41% 59%

Source: Third National Survey of Religion and Politics, University of Akron

16 posted on 06/28/2004 9:46:32 PM PDT by Polycarp IV
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To: G Larry; Polycarp IV
Matthew 23:9 "And do not call anyone on earth father, for you have one Father and He is in heaven."

Now drop and give me 20 Hail Marys.

17 posted on 06/28/2004 9:59:13 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: Coleus

SAD.


18 posted on 06/28/2004 10:17:39 PM PDT by no dems (Does the Bush/Cheney camp monitor the Freep website?)
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To: Coleus

SAD.


19 posted on 06/28/2004 10:17:39 PM PDT by no dems (Does the Bush/Cheney camp monitor the Freep website?)
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To: Coleus
Also, Fr. Andrew Greeley has little effect on the Catholic vote.
20 posted on 06/28/2004 11:27:57 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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