Skip to comments.U.S.: Catholics Split Fifty Fifty Between Republicans and Democrats
Posted on 11/08/2012 6:48:56 AM PST by marshmallow
Early figures show that 50% of Catholics chose Obama and 48% opted for Romney. The Catholic hierarchys hopes of a Republican victory were dashed
After an election which saw Catholic voters take sides like never before, American bishops are finding themselves having to deal with Barack Obamas re-election to the White House. According to the bishops of Pennsylvania, one of the key U.S. states that had been split between the two parties but then won over by the Democratic candidate, Obama would lead the United States to los[e] its soul by little steps. In recent weeks, many representatives of the Catholic hierarchy have expressed their preference, for Mitt Romney, albeit discreetly in many cases, in letters, homilies and online messages.
Early poll figures, however, showed that in the past, U.S. Catholics listened to their bishops but then tended to follow their own conscience when voting: the majority sided with Obama although the majority was lower than four years ago. In fact, by nature of their choices, Catholics are the group that is most representative of the positions of everyone in the U.S.: just like the average American, 50% of Catholics voted for Obama and 48% for Romney.
Naturally, from a voting point of view, this fact should be read in light of one determining factor: religious practice. Catholics and Protestants who go to church every week chose Romney over Obama with a difference of 20%, whereas the Democratic candidate was 25% ahead in terms of the votes gained from individuals who practiced their faith less regularly.
The defeat was made all the more bitter for the Church, by the success, in many States, of the referendum on issues such as same-sex marriage, the death penalty and the use of marijuana. These are all issues which Catholics are deeply.....
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I guarantee my TLM parish was not split 50/50.
This is why I will no longer tithe.
I do not consider any “Catholic” who lowered themselves to vote for the Obamadork to be a Catholic.
To those who did: Just leave and become an socialist/athiest.
You’re 99% there anyway, why disgrace the church by entering it?
(We got enough problems getting rid of liberal/gay priests.)
Another freeper...Iscool, IIRC posted this tidbit. Anglo Catholics went for Romney 60-40, mexiacn Catholics went for obama 75-25. There's the problem. We've allowed ourselves to be overrun and minorities and illegals have outnumbered us and imposed obama on the country.
I tithe to my parish, the FSSP, and to holy orders of religious (e.g. the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.)
Diocesan appeals go right into the round file. I have been tempted to write a note to the bishop saying I’m not giving to the diocese until he ends his passive resistance to Summorum Pontificum, but I don’t want to cause trouble for my FSSP parish.
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SATAN has split your church.
I gift what I have to PFL and other folks who are doing God’s work for the Church. I just volunteer at my parish.
I am not Catholic. But if you are, there’s no way you could have voted for nobama. Just to start with, millions and millions of dead babies. If you voted for nobama, you’re a CINO and should pray for forgiveness and schedule a couple of hours with your priest for confession. It will take that long.
Looking at how they handled things here, in a heavily Democrat area, it appears they chose to not upset Dems who contribute to the collection basket over any other consideration.
The closest they came to sounding the alarm was a half-hearted message directing us to go the the parish website where we could access a web link to the Bishop’s statement. Like even 1% actually went and did that.
More like a cino/Caholic split.
There are two reasons why I left the Catholic Church back in 1992. Liberal pro-abort and various other "cafeteria catholics" was one of those reasons.
Clearly they're taking over the Church and I refuse to be a part of that. When the Catholic Church ex-communicates those folks, I'll consider returning, not a moment before.
Catholics are not split 50/50
Those who vote for abortion and the attacks on the Catholic Church are not Catholics. They should stay home on Sunday.
They are also idiots to vote for another 4 years of this Muslim POS.
—— Clearly they’re taking over the Church and I refuse to be a part of it -——
By leaving the Church, you decrease the influence of orthodox Catholics —the very thing you oppose.
If they are reprobate enough to vote for this evil man, they are probably on board with all the other anti-Christian, anti-God issues as well. They'd have to be.
And being such, they would be ineligible for communion. But they will NEVER be denied. This is the biggest sin - by the CHURCH!
As it is now, the whole church is faced with closing hospitals and other charities due to ObamaCare. If the church buckles on this, they will buckle on anything. It means the Constitution has been scrapped and the Church had been breached.
They probably already do, except for major holidays, weddings and funerals.
But they still label themselves "Catholics."
How very sad.
I do appreciate the president for one thing; he has been very good about providing clarity; he has forced many Christians (Catholic and otherwise) to declare publicly the gods they really worship.
It is high time for a Christians, especially Catholics, to embrace the Cross. It may very well mean martyrdom - loss of jobs, wealth, security, or even life.
There’s no way my parish was split 50/50. I’m sure we have a few idiots, but for me, the telling phrase in the article was, “Catholics and Protestants who go to church every week chose Romney over Obama with a difference of 20%.”
There’s a lot of people out there calling themselves Catholics in these polls who are no more Catholic than I am an anteater.