Catholics, voting and abortion

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Catholics, voting and abortion
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Thu, 10-30-2008 - 11:44am

I heard this interesting piece on NPR this morning about catholics who are voting for Obama.

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Registered: 11-19-2007
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 1:18pm

As a former catholic, and knowing lots of devout, immigrant-y catholics, I've never understood why they vote republican just because of abortion. I don't think roe v. wade will ever be overturned anyway because it has become so essential to the way the Constitution is interpreted that I'm pretty even a hardliner like Alito would be reluctant to over turn it. And republicans really should be all for roe v. wade because it's really all about privacy, a big issue for them. That's just my own opinion though.

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Registered: 08-31-2004
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 4:50am

KJ, you might get some interesting PsOV on the religion debate board. There are a couple of Catholics and former Catholics there, plus it's a nice juicy topic that I'm sure people would get into :o)

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Fri, 10-31-2008 - 9:51am

Thanks, I'll try that.


Katie

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Fri, 10-31-2008 - 2:14pm

I'm a catholic, but I'm also pro-choice and I'm for gay marriage rights.

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Fri, 10-31-2008 - 2:16pm

You may find this article from the NY times interesting in regards to this topic.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/us/30beliefs.html?_r=2&ei=5070&oref=slogin&oref=slogin


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Fri, 10-31-2008 - 7:14pm
Hey! Did you see we both have the same quote?! ;)

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Sat, 11-01-2008 - 12:25am
Great minds think alike? lol.

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Sat, 11-01-2008 - 12:01pm
:)

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Mon, 11-03-2008 - 10:40am

I think to vote for a candidate solely because of one issue does not make much sense.


I also believe that Roe v Wade will not be overturned, and too much emphasis is put on that particular topic.

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Registered: 07-13-2007
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 11:31pm

Hello, I'm not a Catholic but I am a Christian republican and the pro-life issue is at the top of my list when considering a candidate. It seems like a lot of the time, I agree with the Catholic stance... well, I think I do but I'm not sure because I'm not Catholic and am not completely in tune to what they say about it all... but anyway when I start talking people usually wonder if I'm Catholic. :)


Anyway, the way I see it is that it is the duty of a government to bring order to a society, and keep violence in check, meaning making effort to protect the innocent but also making effort to war against evil/evildoers. That role is biblically mandated, and governments will be held accountable. I believe that my vote is an act of faith, showing God that I am in agreeance with him; that the President ought to try to protect the innocent (including the unborn) and fight evil, and so that's why I vote the way I do with such emphasis on the life issue.


I believe the role of the church, not the government, is to care for the poor (again, biblically mandated). So while I think it's great when governments can serve the poor, I do not believe it is their responsibility, and that responsibility should be left to the people. I believe each man will personally be held accountable for how he loves the poor, and based on that, he ought to decide how much he gives. And so economics and tax plans are helpful to look at when choosing between two pro-life candidates, but

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