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Hudson & Fournier: Catholic Countdown to Election 2012, Day 14. Two Weeks Away - What Catholics Can Do! Comments

No Catholic who cares about the outcome of this election should forget the bottom line:  The outcome will not be determined by the importance of our cause -- it will be determined by who gets out the vote. Continue Reading

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  1. abey
    1 year ago

    Unfortunately there are Catholics who say one to mean another out of self Pride to self interest where Christ & Christian is not their soul matter & such invariably would vote for an Anti Christ which is to Anti Life.

  2. JoAnn
    1 year ago

    If Obama is elected for another 4 years, it will be countdown to Armageddon. Who's the one that behaved like a "president" last night and who's the one that behaved like a rude & condescending spoiled brat? I noticed the only one displaying respect for the other person was Romney. Like night and day! Because of the harm Obama is doing and has done to this nation, the only courtesy he deserves is showing him where the door is. God bless.

  3. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    The election is about more than abortion, same sex marriage, and birth control. Reading these articles on the election, one would think those are the only reason to vote. Many Catholics reject this view and I thank the majority of Bishops who also reject that view.

    These articles could have been so much more helpful if the authors had been willing to the broaden the scope of issues that effect the common good. Serious reflection on a broad range of questions are involved in deciding to vote for a qualified leader of the United States.

    For example, it is no secret that Paul Ryan often speaks of solidarity. I agree with the position of the 100 Catholic Theologians who signed the statement: "On Your Shoulders, A Call for Catholics to Protect the common Good. The statement says:

    "The doctrine of subsidiarity both limits government and demands that it act when local communities cannot solve problems on their own.  Subsidiarity has both negative and positive dimensions.  Negatively, it limits overreach by government (as well as other large organizations, including corporations).  Positively, the concept (which means "help" or "assistance)" requires that government act when problems cannot be solved on the local level. 
    Ryan has invoked subsidiarity to justify devolving management of Medicaid to states thereby ending centralization "in the hands of federal bureaucrats." At the same time, his budget cuts Medicaid by $750 billion over ten years, a policy that will cut healthcare for an estimated 14 to 27 million Medicaid recipients."
     
    "The broader outlines of the budget plan will radically reduce the size of government and consequently cut funding for private and religious safety net providers such as Catholic Charities who depend upon federal grants and contracts for much of their funding.  This fails the positive obligation under subsidiarity to render needed assistance."

    What do the authors think?

  4. Bisong sam.
    1 year ago

    These are trying times for us christains especially catholics,but not to forget we were told all these befor hand.The future i see if pro-abortion and ant-marriage succed,catholics have to watch it and prayer like never befor.


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