Skip to comments.Faithful Citizenship: “Catholic Vote” is very sought after
Posted on 06/11/2008 6:48:38 PM PDT by Salvation
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Regarding the issue of life, on a scale of A to F, Mr. McCain is, at best, a D+ candidate.
But on a scale of A to F, regarding the issue of life, Snob-ama is a G.
You have a point. If it were not so, there would be more Catholics on the top of tickets. The GOP has never nominated a Catholic for President and the Democrat's selections have been a stretch.
The GOP is becoming more and more 'pro-choice', since Giuliani was early leading the pack. Even the SC nominations had Harriet Myers in the middle. As abortion becomes more and more a missing subject at Sunday Mass [also shacking up], the younger infrequent attendees are not attuned to pro-life as the elders.
Other issues [economy, war] have the voter's attendance because of their urgent mention in the media while voting pro-life has to be more than a 4 year cicada never mentioned in interim elections.
“When one looks at the Catechism of the Catholic Church and sees that anyone who even assists (in any way) with an abortion is excommunicated..............it tries my brains to try to figure out why these Catholics cant see the truth.”
That would be persons whose assistance is formal and proximate.
Remember that in Catholic canon law, punishments are applied narrowly, benefits more broadly.
The penalty of excommunication, latae sententiae, for participating in the crime of abortion likely does not extend to politicians who support the legality of abortion.
It was in reference to your post #6 the nickname for Harkin.
**I tried explaining this to my Mom, and when it was on a theoretical plane she did not agree with me. Then I said, Mom, you realize if you vote for a pro-abortion candidate, more abortions will occur, and you personally are an accessory to those abortions. Your vote played a part in allowing them to happen. She was stunned and then agreed with me.**
Great explanation. Thanks.
**wrote editors letters to Catholic newspapers to remind readers that they must vote for LIFE!**
Your own local Catholic newspaper!
I will send you a link for the death penalty. Check your FReepmail.
**The most dam**ng problem is his adherence to the secular religion of infanticide and abortion.**
Those two statements needed to be repeated.
I will vote for McCain because he is pro-life. Send him a message that we do not approve of his stand on embryonic stem cell research.
I sincerely believe he will change his mind.
Agree — the nurses, the people who pay for the abortions, the people who drive them there and drop them off such as Mike Erickson did in Oregon.
(Don’t ask me how he won the Republican spot for my district. Ugh!)
> I will send you a link for the death penalty. Check your FReepmail.
Cheers for that — thanks!
BTW: Remember that many people in NY call themselves "Catholic" or "Jewish" but ask them about their faith and they will be clueless. Also keep in mind that in the more sophisticated regions of New York, folks DO NOT refer to themselves by ethnicity (except if they are Jewish or Asian). This is a blue collar/white trash thing IMHO.
She wants us to retire in SC or someplace like that, as long as we can figure out how to spend the summer months on the WA coast, I'm OK with that.