The faithful are facing this election day with a great deal of apprehension and angst. What if the nation elects leaders who do not represent our views about life and death matters such as abortion, COVID-19, law and order, economic security, religious freedom? How do we face the outcome of this day – whatever that might be?
As shocking as Monday night’s vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act was to the nation, it was even more appalling to Catholics who watched 10 Senators who claim to be Catholic vote against a bill that would protect babies who were born alive after an abortion.
In spite of the blatant attacks on the Catholic Church by the Obama Administration, exit polls found that a majority of Catholic voters opted to re-elect President Barack Obama on Tuesday.
When we go to the polls next Tuesday, Catholics must perform this important civic duty in a morally serious way otherwise they risk “outsourcing” their moral judgment to others.
The “Catholic vote” is never a sure thing. Politicians have learned that Catholics are not a unified voice nor a unified voting block–too bad. If we Catholics voted according to the teachings of the Church, we could bring about enormous good for our nation. Read the rest…
In spite of policies that pose the most egregious encroachments on religious liberty in the history of the U.S., President Barack Obama is still managing to split the Catholic vote with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
While attending the Knights of Columbus annual convention in Anaheim, California, Baltimore archbishop William E. Lori warned Catholics not to vote for any candidate who stands for an intrinsic evil, to not allow themselves to get “distracted” by the brouhaha over President Obama speaking at a Catholic Charities fundraiser in October, and to be aware that if the culture is going to change, it will do so through the actions of the laity, not the bishops.
The promotion of policies that threaten religious freedom has taken a toll on President Barack Obama’s poll numbers with presumptive GOP candidate Mitt Romney now holding a commanding lead over the president among white evangelicals and Roman Catholics.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Just days after a South Carolina priest instructed parishioners who voted for Obama to go to confession before receiving Communion, his diocese issued a letter repudiating the order. At the same time, a Vatican official, speaking at Catholic University, equated America’s future under an Obama presidency with Christ’s agony in the garden.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
According to a new poll comparing Catholic voters to the wider electorate, there isn’t much difference between the two when it comes to moral issues such as abortion and same sex marriage.