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OPINION: Doug Kmiec’s ‘Can a Catholic Support Him?’ Asks the Wrong Question Comments

Doug Kmiec asks the wrong question. The proper question is not “can” but “should”. The word “can” addresses the issue of capacity and ability. “Should” examines the morality of that choice, what is our duty? Continue Reading

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  1. Nick G.
    5 years ago

    Thank you for the article. Since Bob Casey was probably the last legitimate Catholic Democrat Politician, the "Compact for Care", was probably very well written. Since I am only 23, I don't remember the article and after a search on the internet, couldn't find it. Would Catholic Online be able to post the article so that it could be read in it's entirety? Thanks.

  2. Sean Tierney, M.D.
    5 years ago

    Thank you Deacon Keith for such insight. I do not understand Mr. Kmiec's compulsion to ignore the Church's teaching and try to twist them in some jaded support for Obama who is the most liberal person in the Senate. I hope his denial of Communion has not diminished his vision of the Truth and I pray he will come back to the fullness of the Faith and no longer support what it is intrinsically evil. Until then of course, I hope the Bishops correct him every step of the way along his little tour. God Bless and Thanks for your editorials.

  3. Brigida Pittier
    5 years ago

    It is a first time I read such an eloquent argument as to why it is wrong to label Catholics as "Republican" and/or "conservatives. If we know, and understand, the Social Doctrine of the Church, we can be neither.

  4. Ben B
    5 years ago

    God Bless You. It won't do any good, but somebody had to write it. And I admit I have used horrible ad hominem attacks against Prof Kmiec in comments, for which I am sorry. I will confess and ask forgiveness. But I was so frustrated, because nobody seemed to be speaking up against what I felt were outlandish misrepresentations of Catholic teaching. I am not happy with either candidate. I may or may not even vote. But just because you are unhappy with Mr. McCain does not mean you have to endorse Mr. Obama.

  5. Kiet Tran
    5 years ago

    Thanks for your effort to counter his misguided view. I've yet read the book; however, I am not certain if I want to waste my money on his book. His view is wrong and his effort is deceitful. He's doing more harm than good and I wish he stops calling himself a pro-life catholic.

    Regardless what Kmeic claims, agreeing with the evil act is an act of evil in itself. Obama said he did not want his daughter to pay for his daughter mistake (being pregnant). If Obama believes that a child is a mistake and deserve to be eliminate for the daughter's lifestyle, I have no respect for Obama. If Kmeic is in Obama's company and promotes his agenda, I have little respect for him either.

    I wish the Kmeic's problem just go away. I'll never vote for Obama unless he changes his view on abortion. The politicians who use Catholic as a shield to get vote are deceitful. These folks are Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, and many others. Kmeic and Senator Bob Casey who claims pro-life but support Obama are as deceitful as those Catholic politicians.


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