MY COUSIN THE SAINT
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by Justin Calanoso

Posts Tagged ‘Catholic vote’

November 4, 2008

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Don’t forget to vote (if you haven’t already) The whole world is watching.
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An Italian perspective.

And for a Catholic perspective, look here, too.

A Catholic shift to Obama?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. poses that question in this commentary.

Excerpt: “It has become commonplace in American politics: Certain Roman Catholic bishops declare that the faithful should cast their ballots on the basis of a limited number of “nonnegotiable issues,” notably opposition to abortion. Conservative Catholics cheer, more liberal Catholics howl. And that is usually the end of the story.

” Not this year. Catholics, who are quintessential swing voters and gave narrow but crucial support to Presidenti Bush in 2004, are drifting toward Barack Obama. And this time, some church leaders are suggesting that single-issue voting is by no means a Catholic commandment.”

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.”

Full story here.

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.