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To: Artemis Webb
Yeah. I'd say there are at least three "Catholic votes", if you count the "sort of Catholic" as one. There's the pro-life vote and the pro-social welfare vote.

But that's from the POV of ideology. I think there is an ethnic or cultural Catholic vote of Catholics how haven't gotten over being immigrants or Boston Irish or whatever.

4 posted on 08/26/2008 11:29:17 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Mad Dawg
My personal experience from converting to Catholicism is that for someone who does not have preconceived political notions (which I of course did), it is a little hard to be told the Church is rigidly pro-life one moment and then to trot out some lesbian nun to lecture me on how evil America is in our lacking of “social justice”.
6 posted on 08/26/2008 11:36:36 AM PDT by Artemis Webb ("The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far away, but I will walk carefully.")
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