MY COUSIN THE SAINT
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Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

New bishop won’t alienate pro-choice politicians

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Wilmington’s new bishop said he won’t alienate pro-choice Catholic politicians like Vice President-elect Joe Biden. ”My own conscience tells me I have a better chance of helping someone if I don’t alienate” that person, Bishop W. Francis Malooly said during an appearance as part of the Theology on Tap speakers series for young adult Catholics. Malooly said he was following the lead of a majority of the 390 American bishops who have advocated a moderate approach.

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Repudiation

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Fox News reports: “A Roman Catholic diocese in South Carolina officially repudiated a priest Friday after he told his parishioners that people who voted for Barack Obama had supported the “intrinsic evil” of abortion and should not seek Communion.” The whole story is here

McCain and Obama Woo Catholic Swing Vote

Friday, September 12th, 2008

“The majority of Catholic voters has lined up with the winner of the popular vote in the last nine presidential elections. Don’t think this fact is lost on the 2008 presidential nominees of both major parties. As the election season moves into its critical final phase, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama continue their battle for the crucial Catholic swing vote in the pages of the October issue of U.S. Catholic magazine.”

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Obama and the Catholic vote

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Blogger Tim Hogan of Missouri lays out a long and thoughtful post under the compelling headline: Why practicing Catholics should vote for Barack Obama, and not John McCain. The post is here.

Biden: Risks and rewards

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Associated Press: By selecting a Pennsylvania-born Catholic as his No. 2, Obama is betting the potential rewards — including swaying elusive lunch-pail Catholics in the Midwest — outweigh the risks.

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