Interesting. Where I live PA Catholics are pretty left wing (almost zero Hispanics, this is union country) Our priest campaigned for Obamacare from the pulpit and the pro-life group equates anti-death penalty with anti-abortion (yes, there are lots of busses to the March for Life every year). One reason we moved to this more conservative area because our former Diocese quoted Karl Marx in their explanations for tuition increases at Catholic schools. Things are getting better slowly but it will be a long time before conservative Catholics are as comfortable as leftist ones.
I take solace in that it appears nearly everywhere else is better.
posted on 11/19/2012 4:22:38 AM PST
The Mainstream Protestants are breaking apart, teaching contrary to Christ, and much of the rest of protestantism is isolated individuals, megachurch/Olsteen, “prosperity gospel,” Benny Hinn, etc. The Southern Baptist vote conservative, but aren’t exactly known for their high minority membership.
The Church remains whole and correct in Her teaching. We have work to do, but there is reason for hope.
posted on 11/19/2012 4:33:18 AM PST
(Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
“pro-life group equates anti-death penalty with anti-abortion”
If they are Catholic than this is a required church teaching - opposition to abortion and the death penalty. Not sure what your point is here.
posted on 11/19/2012 6:59:49 AM PST
(They may take our lives... but they'll never take our FREEDOM!)
If Pennsylvania Catholics actually showed slightly greater enthusiasm for Obama in 2012 vs. 2008, why did his winning margin shrink in the Keystone State this time vs. four years ago? The Jewish, Muslim, and minority populations would have been 70-95% pro-Obama. That leaves the state's white Protestants. Did a stronger turnout by white Protestants cause Obams’s relative shrinkage?
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