Democrats wooing dumbed down Catholics
By Barbara Kralis
The real title of this column, if we want to get rough (and we do) might be "Dumbed down Catholics voting for dumbed down Kerry." Or, "Welcome to Kerry's party for dummies." Allow me to explain why the dumbing down of U.S. Catholic laity is likely to win the 2004 Presidential Race for John Kerry.
Catholics worldwide numbered 1.07 billion in 2002, and more than half of them are in The Americas, says the 2004 Pontifical Yearbook. In the U.S., 65 million Catholics make up 25% of the nation's population and will result in 27% of the votes in this November 2004 election.
One survey reveals that 70% of all U.S. Catholics are still undecided how they will vote, even though their Pope has warned them that the act of abortion is an act of murder and one cannot vote for abortion. The Kerry campaign is most aware of these statistics of wishy washy or lukewarm Catholics. A significant part of Kerry's support in his victories in Iowa and New Hampshire came from Catholic supporters.
Some pollsters call Catholics the 'swing vote,' meaning they're more diverse in their loyalties, voting less for the Democrat 'abortion' Party than they did 50 years ago when the party was pro life, pro family, pro America. Faithful Mass attending Catholics agree that the party is dead and gone and no longer represents their beliefs.
While Kerry wants Catholics to reestablish their old Democratic ties, his staffers are pulling out all the stops to keep current Catholics supporters from leaving the party.
Statisticians also tell us that it's the Catholic vote that determines who wins presidential races anymore, that the majority of Catholics still have loyalties to the Democrat party. But Andrew Smith of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center said, "Catholics don't vote as a bloc, they are as varied as Protestant voters or any other voters.''
The obvious question one next asks is, "How can any 'real' Christian, who truly accepted Christ as the only Savior of the world and is acting accordingly, still be affiliated with the official abortion and sodomite party?" The answer is simply that pro abortion Democrats are successfully wooing dumbed down Catholics into thinking their party is in line with Church teachings. How are the Democrats doing this?
They're doing it with the help, directly or indirectly, of most of the Catholic hierarchy. Let me explain.
There are 71 pro abortion 'Catholics' legislators in U.S. Congress and 415 pro abortion 'Catholic' state legislators. These legislators, week after week, continue to receive the Eucharist (sacrilegiously) in many (not all) dioceses nationwide. Except for two courageous bishops, Archbishop Burke and Bishop Bruskewitz, no other bishops have placed canonical sanctions against these pro abortion legislators. This send the clear message those Catholics in the pews that it's perfectly alright to vote for abortion and still be a Catholic in good standing.
Another way Democrats will try to win, or con, Catholic voters is their preparation a 'Catholic Voting Scorecard' in an effort to show that Catholic Democratic lawmakers have adhered more closely to the position of the U.S. Catholic hierarchy on key issues than their Catholic Republican counterparts. Of course, this will take much chicanery on Kerry's part. The preliminary scorecard does not include any Republican social justice issues such as school vouchers or faith-based initiatives. Are Catholics catechized sufficiently to see through the Democrats' theological deceptions? I predict they are not.
Sadly, most any Catholic, age 60 years or younger, who received a 'Catholic' education in many of the 9,500 U.S. Catholic elementary and high schools, 235 Catholic colleges or universities, suffer the most ignorance of faith due to radically anti-Catholic, pro sodomite curricular studies in place. This is most prevalent at Jesuit institutions of higher education.
In addition, most all other baptised and confirmed Catholics who have gone through typical parish educational courses such as RCIA, CCD programs, Marriage Preparation classes, have not been properly catechized in the Catholic faith due to sorely lacking teachers and programs, with some programs actually teaching heresies. Therefore, the Church has several generations of dumbed down Catholics who are extremely vulnerable to rejecting or doubting revealed truths of the faith out of ignorance. Incidentally, anyone guilty of the crime of teaching heresy incurs excommunication 'ipso facto' ('by the very fact' or automatically).
Catholic author Ken C. Jones' recent book, 'Index of Leading Catholic Indicators' shows that only 10 percent of lay religious teachers now accept church teaching on contraception. Fifty-three percent lay religious teachers believe a Catholic can have an abortion and ...
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