The late Cardinal Bernandin of Chicago said Catholics should not be single issue voters. Abortion is just one of many issues Catholics should consider. Catholics must uphold a constant seamless garment of pro-life issues - global warming, poverty, civil rights, anti-death penalty, and abortion.
The seamless garment arguement is used by Catholics to justify voting for liberal Dems. Lately, I seen young Evangelicals use the seamless garment arguement to justify supporting Obama.
If Catholics voted like Mormons, the Upper Midwest and New England would solid Red States.
**The late Cardinal Bernandin of Chicago said Catholics should not be single issue voters.**
Not true. Catholics can be single issue voters. (But everything else stinks about Obama, too.
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1 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion,
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2 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A
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2 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3),
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gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent