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The Catholic Association “voter guide” touts Romney
RadioIowa ^ | October 6, 2012 | O. Kay Henderson

Posted on 10/07/2012 2:01:01 PM PDT by NYer

The Christian Coalition has gained attention over the past few decades with the “voter guides” it distributes to Evangelical Christians.

Now, The Catholic Association has just released its own “voter guide” as part of the group’s effort to make “religious freedom” a 2012 campaign issue.

The Catholic Association’s voter guide gives Republican Mitt Romney an over-all grade of “A+” and gives Democrat Barack Obama an “F”.

The group is critical of the Obama Administration’s push to require Catholic institutions to cover contraceptives in employee health insurance plans.

The Romney campaign hopes to capitalize with Catholics in Iowa who may be Democrats or independents. Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan — a Catholic — went to Dubuque this past week to speak at Loras College, which was founded by Catholic priests. Father William Joensen — the dean of spiritual life at Loras — delivered an opening prayer for the event.

“You call us to honor and defend the lives of all persons whether we number their age by milliseconds after conception or by scores of years,” Johnson prayed. “We are also a prophetic people and demanding of our leaders that they speak directly to us, that they focus our attention during this political season on their respective visions and plans for our own future.”

In his prayer, Joensen said God had asked the faithful to be “stewards of freedom.”

“We know that your law is inscribed upon our minds and hearts, so that the limits of man-made laws must touch on where your justice and mercy meet, above all, in the person of Jesus Christ and what he has revealed to us,” Joensen said.

Ryan spoke about the issue of religious freedom during his remarks on Monday night, and got a rousing reception.

The Catholic Association has printed a million copies of its voter guide, for distribution at parishes throughout the country.

The Catholic Health Association — a separate group representing more than 600 U.S. hospitals and nursing homes — had been a key supporter of President Obama’s health care reform plan, now called ObamaCare, but that group broke with Obama over rules that would force religious institutions — like hospitals and colleges — provide employee health care plans that cover birth control.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; romancatholic; romney; ryan

1 posted on 10/07/2012 2:01:09 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 10/07/2012 2:02:21 PM PDT by NYer
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This is the one that was in our bulletin this week.

http://www.flaccb.org/electionactivities/2012PresidentialKnowthePositions.pdf

3 posted on 10/07/2012 2:07:40 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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Thanks for the post and link. That is quite encouraging. Missing, however, is the Official Catholic Teaching on each subject. Without that, voters will simply read the document and choose the candidate with whom they personally agree. The major problem in the Catholic Church is ignorance of catholic teaching. The minor problem is the emancipated mentality of most Americans who feel they are free to pick and choose according to their own conscience, rather than that of the church.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 2:24:19 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Our Pastor’s homily this week dealt with Catholic morality and he told us to look for the flyer ....


5 posted on 10/07/2012 2:26:02 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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Catholics who chose to vote for 0bama most likely don’t care what the official Catholic Teaching says, IMHO.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 4:06:10 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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I do hope that the Pubs get more support from Catholics this time than last time. 54% of Catholics supporting the most radical pro-abortion candidate Obama in 2008 was a disgrace. I realize that that figure includes a lot of non-practicing “cultural” or “ethnic” Catholics, but still...


7 posted on 10/07/2012 4:51:20 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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I had never heard of this group:

http://www.thecatholicassociation.org/


8 posted on 10/07/2012 7:41:45 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: FrdmLvr
Catholics who chose to vote for 0bama most likely don’t care what the official Catholic Teaching says, IMHO.

That's true. They only care about how they 'feel' about any particular issue.

9 posted on 10/07/2012 7:43:18 PM PDT by SuziQ
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