That’s only because, historically speaking, the democrats were considered the party of the working class and most Catholics (ethnic) were in the working class. At least those who came here from Italy and Ireland in the late 1800’s, as my paternal and maternal grandparents did. Their children, my parents and their siblings, those who grew up during the Great Depression, fought in WWII, and thought FDR was a socialist and dictator, weren’t fooled. Maybe it had to do with their parents, my grandparents, who saw the danger in FDR and his policies.
I’d like to think that if more people were educated in what the democrat party represents that they wouldn’t be so eager to vote for politicians who want to keep them down and dependent on the government.
I’m not so sure that they’d get more of the Catholic vote if they abandoned their position on abortion. The Catholics who voted for this Administration, and those who vote for someone just because they’re Catholic (like JFK), and those that consistently vote for democrats, don’t have a real understanding of Catholicism or the Constitution.
Part of my email from Terri’s foundation for those who missed it:
“Today, the Italian government announced it has made ready a draft emergency measure that would prohibit the removal of food and hydration from vulnerable patients. As of this writing, the measure, though drafted and ready, has not yet been formally adopted, the final decision being that of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
The move comes as pro-life Italians have urgently called upon the government to intervene in the case of Eluana Englaro who had been removed late Tuesday night to a nursing home willing to participate in her killing.”