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Newt Gingrich to restore faith in presidency with faith in God Comments

As voters scrutinize Newt Gingrich they are examining the faith of a man who has like many others, had his ups and downs. A convert to Catholicism, Gingrich's views have wide appeal to Catholics, and as he articulates his beliefs, many are taking a new found interest in him. Continue Reading

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  1. John D
    3 years ago

    I have heard comments in the media comparing the reticence of the American public electing a Catholic president (JFK in the 1960's) and electing a Mormon president (Mitt Romney in 2012). The supposition here is that since the reluctance to elect a Catholic president was wrong, the reluctance to elect a Mormon president is wrong. This logic does not hold water. Would it also be wrong to be reluctant to elect a Hare Krishner or a Moonie? Before we go off making uninformed opinions on this, lets just say that the only way to answer this question is to RESEARCH the truth for yourself. Learn what the religion is, i.e, what they believe, how they worship, and how they live. Catholicism is handed to us by Christ and his apostles through an unbroken chain spanning 2,000 years. Writings of the early church fathers confirm that what they believed in the first few centuries is what we believe today. Period. That's historical fact. Mormonism was invented in the 1800's by the "prophet" Joseph Smith, who was a very colorful character to say the least. The origin of the Book of Mormon, and its contents, speak for itself. Intellectually and historically it simply does not add up. There is no comparison between Mormonism and Catholicism. So far off the beaten path is the Book of Mormon, that when you take the time to learn what Mormons actually believe, it simply will cause you to question the intellectual honesty of Mitt Romney.

  2. joe
    3 years ago

    We are taught you can tell what kind of tree you are looking at by the fruit it bears. Do we really want a president who is currently advocating the replacement of adult workers by their children because it will save money and reduce pensions? Do we really want a president who avoided the draft by marrying his school teacher sending our best and brightest into wars? Do we really want a president who entered politics because he could not get tenure at a teaching institution? Those that can do. Those who can't teach. Those who can't teach enter politics. Those who disgrace themselves in office and leave politics under a dark cloud run for president. Those who vote for him spit in Jesus face.

  3. Judy
    3 years ago

    M: Ron Paul is not the Catholic answer, in my opinion. Read my post on the domino effect...read and inform yourself on candidates other than Ron Paul until the election. No one said we have to make up our minds now. Ron does have some good ideas...but not on foreign affairs. He is an isolationist. And that, in today's world, is not good. We need the best all around God believing, Just, informed person that has our country and her people at heart...whoever that is...there is time for us to wait and see. There are still more things to be said and unleashed. Blessings....

  4. Rob
    3 years ago

    I have never been a supporter of Ron Paul, although I think he is on target on many of the issues of the day. But I think he said something on his intereview on Meet the Press this morning that was very intriguiging. He stated that a vote for the chosen front runners is really a vote for the status quo. And when you consider our country's history over the last few decades, he's absolutely correct. Sometimes we drift more conservative and sometime more liberal, but no one really shakes up fundemental programs etc. In fact, some of the things that we point to today as "reforms" were merely tweaks. Reagan adjusted the retirement age for social security, but left the program in tact. Clinton singed welfare reform, yet there is still welfare. And the list goes on and on in this regard. I think the vote for Obama was first and foremost a cry for fundemental change. I really do not believe that spirit has left the voter. I think we have to be very careful who we decide to support in this race because the position of "anyone but Obama," I'm afraid, may do nothing to change this country's course. I think we all know that in the spiritual life when you compromise your values and character, there is never a good outcome. If we do not start holding fast to whom we think is the best candidate and actually trusting God, then how can we expect anything to really change. A compromised moral decision will produce compromised results.

  5. M
    3 years ago

    Catholics should neither support nor vote for a politician simply because that candidate proclaims to be Catholic This is a huge mistake and it is irresponsible for a serious journalist to gloss over the many huge mistakes Gingrich has made in the past and simply insist that Catholics should "forgive" him because God has. We can forgive without voting him into the highest office of our nation. We need a president who can lead the nation with the ideals of the Catholic Church. Serious Catholics would do well to read the encyclicals of the Popes regarding the relationship between the Church and State and then take note of the sterling character and statesmanship of Presidential Candidate Ron Paul.

  6. Judy
    3 years ago

    Bulbajer: Good Post. As far as "cults", one should research and decide for themselves as to what a cult is or isn't. If one researches good enough, they will find 5 criteria that creates a cult. One's belief system, as long as it is not off the wall, is very important in my opinion, esp. when it will come to their decisions made on foreign affairs. Also, who we elect for Pres. will have an effect on who he chooses as SCJ, and those managing $, etc., etc. So I am just saying: it is always up to the individual voter, to be Informed and Not to take any matter lightly, because it does, and will, (I can't help but put this in), have a domino effect...like Obama, his $ spending, projects that lost millions and billions of dollars, his appointees, who follow his lead, Fast and Furious, only to name a few examples; not to mention his socialistic views which lead to not only more bad ideas, in my opinion, but a Godless society. These are only my viewpoints and examples Bulbajer, as to why, we have to very careful who we elect. I know you know that. We All must Investigate. Inform. Study. And Read more than we ever have before. And then w/all that info, pray, and ask God to help us make an Intelligent Reasonable Vote. If we have learned nothing these past years since Reagan, it should be the above. In God We Trust....Prayers and Blessings...

  7. mgm.
    3 years ago

    Bulbajer.It's mormons that immediately bring up the Catholic Church when a interviewer brings up theirs and say theres all kinds of misinformation out there on us just like Catholics .Ho! those Catholic's have a Pope and we mormons have a prophet! this is done to divert the interviewer away from asking about Kolob (is it the name ot the planet or star near the planet where the God Head lives with his wife? ) or prophet's Joeseth Smiths's other curious teachings some listed below or the nonsense in the book of mormon .Notice that none of the mormon apologist that read this web-page have refuted any of them.

  8. Jorge
    3 years ago

    Only Newt can save america from obamination. Please vote massively on Newt!Obama has dismantled and destroyed America, its values, its freedoms, its economy and hope to a level so low, I cannot imagine what will happen if he keeps up in office with this track of deception, apeasement to evil and relentless suicide of America.Newt Gingrich is a straight forward political leader with the braisn and guts to restore america, and bring it back to the place it used to have in the past.

  9. Bulbajer
    3 years ago

    I don't think whether a religion is a cult or not should be decided by its belief system. Yes, they're beliefs are very different from most Christians. They aren't Trinitarian. But neither were the Arians, and yet we call Arianism a "heresy", which places it within the religion of Christianity. Some people claim that the LDS is very authoritarian and that this makes them a cult. How many of those same people are Catholics? Are you aware that if "authoritarianism" makes a religion a cult, then Roman Catholicism is certainly a cult? Until Vatican II, the Church more or less considered non-Catholics to be non-Christian (as far as I know this wasn't in official doctrine, but essentially was the practiced attitude). Please correct me if I'm wrong.

  10. JoAnn
    3 years ago

    Gary: Anyone who does NOT watch Fox and RESEARCH what they report is uninformed.
    God bless.


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