Skip to comments.Unwritten story: New VA & NJ governors are strong Catholics
Posted on 11/13/2009 10:50:33 AM PST by ikeonic
...two Catholic candidates won elections this year to state-wide office without compromising their pro-life, pro-family principles.
The world didn't end, and once they are in office, they won't conduct witch hunts against those who disagree with them on these issues - but they will use their office to promote these central values, which transcend any one religion or political party. Catholics aren't pro-life and pro-family, after all, only because the Church tells them to be so, but rather, they are encouraged to hold true to these commonsense principles because of the witness and encouragement of their Catholic faith.
You read a lot, and heard a lot about how dangerous were Christie and McDonnell's "Catholic" beliefs during the election, but you won't hear much about these "dangers" now, because in the meantime, the people of Virginia and New Jersey chose them for elected office.
I think this reality scares some pro-abortion, anti-marriage individuals. But it should encourage us.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanpapist.com ...
If Christie was a “strong Catholic” he would not have chosen a pro-abortion running mate.
Va. Governor Tim Kaine is also Catholic.
How many of those 22 are conservatives?
Good luck with that, the Catholics I know love BO.
Well, isn't that special.
The Catholic I know think he's the Worst President Ever.
lol, I think I rubbed you the wrong way. Just pointing out that there are plenty of libs in their ranks.
Does it bother you to learn that your personal experiences aren't Universal Truth?
Already knew it wasn’t, whats your point?
Now ... given that Virginia has just elected (by an historic landslide) a pro-life, conservative, Catholic Republican as Governor, and a pro-life, conservative, Catholic Republican as Attorney General ...
What's your point, again? Do you even have one?
This is not a matter of opinion. It's a matter of observation. Observation and opinion are not the same things. The results of the recent Virginia elections are facts. Deal with them.
My observations of the voting habits of Catholics, going back to the late 1960s, are apparently different from your observations of the voting habits of Catholics going back to the mid 1970s. Both sets of observations are Facts; they have nothing to do with opinion.
You expect others to learn from facts which you have observed? You would do well to learn from the facts which they have observed. (Finally, an opinion.) Messrs. McDonnell and Cuccinelli appear to have had no trouble cornering just about every voting bloc in this fine Commonwealth. They did so (in my opinion) by being honest and consistent in espousing conservative principles. Other candidates would do well (here's another opinion) to emulate them. And FReepers (one last opinion, here) would do well to move their analysis beyond the snarky remark.
I’m Catholic, but Barry O isn’t the worst president ever.
FDR was worse...
This clown is even worse than LBJ, the absolute worst POTUS ever until he met his match in Obama.
FDR did tremendous damage to America, how many of his social programs are we still dealing with now?
I’m not an apologist for Barry O, but I still think he has a way to go to make up 13 years of mischief.
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