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Hudson & Fournier: Catholic Countdown to Election 2102, Day 18. The Battle in the Parish Parking Lots Comments

It's a sad situation when the parking lots of Catholic parishes are putting up virtual barbed wire against those pro-life activists who are doing nothing more than informing fellow Catholics of two things: The settled, non-negotiable teaching of the Church on abortion and marriage and the position of political candidates on those issues. Continue Reading

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  1. Tom McGuire
    2 years ago

    More of the same! This is a critical election and many issues are at stake. What this article does is place emphasis on incidents best handled at the local level. I assume the readership of these articles is national. Are there not issues other than abortion, same sex marriage and birth control? The authors repeat over and over the same issues and ignore so many others: poverty in the United States and around the world, globalization, military spending, relations with China, worker compensation, equal pay for equal work, national debt and many other issues. How does Catholic Social Doctrine help Catholics make decisions on these issues?

    When all is done, and a Republican is elected. What then? Will the Church be satisfied that it is responsible for the election results? What if the results do not turn out to be what was expected and the elected leaders, designated the only choice for a faithful Catholic, make immoral, yes even intrinsically evil decisions?

  2. Matt
    2 years ago

    Spreading propaganda via leaflets on cars just creates a litter problem. If I were a pastor I would not allow it either. Free will allows us to make decisions and while others may have a clear understanding on church teaching, and for that matter Christ's teachings, there are those who still don't know why they even go to mass on Sundays much less what is Truth. It is our job to spread Truth by our actions not by littering or beating someone over the head with the Catechism.

  3. DarthJ
    2 years ago

    Virgil Goode 2012 for the only TRULY pro-life candidate!

  4. techwreck
    2 years ago

    Priests are named pastors by their bishops to serve the people of God, not to be dictators who try to restrict the ministry of the people of God in accordance with their own biases and political opinions. Those pastors "play it safe" so that they don't get a letter from the bishop would horrify Jesus and the saints because they stifle the energy of the faithful and the action of the Holy Spirit by their petty rules and regulations, And Jesus wept ...

  5. Debbie
    2 years ago

    At my church there were weekly bulletin announcements from our Priest starting in September stating that the only voter information that would be permitted on the church grounds would come from our Bishop. His statement specifically prohibited leaving any vote information any where in the church and the church parking lot, unless approved by our Bishop. A smart move on his part because this neutralized all positions on all issues, and left the Bishop to decide what information would be provided.

    I find this all sad that we as Catholics have to even address the stark contrasts between candidates, and by that I mean our Catholic teaching and beliefs should on their own merit enable us to distinguish for which candidates to vote.

    In all actuality this election cycle the choices have never be clearer. Either your a Heretic or not, and those that may take offense to this please look up the definition of word. Once you understand the definition, then check your positions against the positions of the church: Abortion, contraception, and same sex marriage, etc? If many did such an exercise there would be no battle lines drawn in our, "Church Parking Lots".

  6. Thomas
    2 years ago

    For me, Friday is the day they butcher our children at Planned Parenthood, I'll be there with my Rosary, please join us.


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