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Hudson and Fournier: Catholic Countdown to Election 2012, Day 40. Beware the 'Catholic' Supporters of Obama Comments

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  1. Paula
    1 year ago

    If this wasn't so repugnant, it could actually be funny. How dare you state that anyone who votes for Obama is evil, false-compassioned. The article quotes "we are our brother/sisters keepers." This is what our President has said over and over again, yet your preference has stated that he doesn't concern himself with the 47% of this country who the Catholic Church loves to support thru their "charitable contributions." You can't have it both ways. Don't espouse your charitable deeds and then convince yourself that Romney is a saintly guy. Wake up Catholics who are voting for Romney!!!! He doesn't care about you, your children, your parents, your anti-marriage, your-anti abortion crap! He only cares about his pockets!!!

  2. vance
    1 year ago

    Those people call themselves Catholic who get their news from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC will believe Obama is the messiah. These networks are the Party of Death and Deceit's propaganda media. It's a shame that the PULPIT is stone silent on the most important Catholic issues.

  3. Stephanie
    1 year ago

    Sorry, but the Republicans do not want to leave the poor vulnerable. They want to REFORM policies that are in place. Too many people end up losing their aid/childcare and then their jobs and then have to re-apply for aid, creating a cycle of government dependency. There are also people who sit at home and play video games all day and yet are still receiving government assistance (there is a loophole so they still get aid "for their kids" and simply lose the "portion of the aid for themselves"). REFORM the programs to help people in need.

    Also, it is not the government's place to take care of the people; the government is not a nanny. It is up to the faithful--churches and charitable organizations--to help the poor. (Republicans are statistically more likely to give to charity than Democrats.) IMO, the government can/should have a few programs to help the poorest of the poor and the homeless get back on their feet, and job placement assistance for people out of work. Everyone else needs to make their own place in society. A "nanny state" where the government does everything for everyone will make people lazy and will take away our freedoms. The American Dream is about building your own business, helping others, making something for yourself... people are less likely to try if they don't have to do anything; sadly, it's human nature. Also, the government controlling everything also means that people lose freedom and taxpayers are forced to pay for evils they don't believe in such as abortion.

  4. Esther M Ventura Ferencz
    1 year ago

    @Tom McGuire.... I see in your post an anger that the possibilty of HELL for voting for a PRO ABORT POL isnt sitting too well. Sorry SIR. God made that law. NOT any Bishop, Pope Priest or man. This was told over and over in scripture by Christ as to the dignity and care of human life. Its really quite simple. Why is it people as you have to make it this big academic thing? DONE. ITS against not only our faith to vote Obama or any as him...more of import, its against the GOD who made laws for all to live under...unless of course your a relativisit. That surely makes you your 'own God;.Which assumedly assures you a place in hell as NO ONE is GOD but GOD.

  5. Benjamin H.
    1 year ago

    Both parties violate Catholic faith and morals. The DNC due primarily to its increased support of abortion. The RNC because its support of anti-community, anarchy-based libertarian capitalism that leaves the poor vulnerable. Let's not forget its horrendous policies that assault God's Creation, our natural ecosystems.

    I think there should be a national challenge to have all good Catholics register as Independent. Being Republican does not make you a "faithful" Catholic.

  6. Brian English
    1 year ago

    "It might surprise the authors to know there are informed faithful Catholics who disagree with their political views and will vote for President Obama."

    One cannot be a faithful Catholic and vote for Obama. There are those who will not vote for Romney for various reasons, and while I think they are foolish, I can understand their position. But pulling the lever for Obama cannot be justified.

  7. mike robertson
    1 year ago

    Any Catholic, demcrat or not, should be ashamed to vote for such an evil man. He supports infanticide. If the baby girl survives the attempt to kill her, this evil man said it should be legal for the doctor to finish her off. This evil man challenges God on what is innocent life and on what is marriage. Catholic democrats arrogantly assume to have a monoply on comapssion,-a fake compassion which is measured by how much you want the government to steal from your neighbor to pay someone else not to work.

    I have never made above the $30,000 range. My parents were penniless immigrants who built a family business-yes, they did build it. We need more wealthy people and we need those who are wealthy already to be better off. We need more businesses to be better off. This will alllow lower and middle class people like myself to do better. We need more equality of production-no one should get something for nothing.

    Shame on so-called Catholic democrats for their arrogance and for imposing such an evil man on the rest of us.

  8. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    I agree with Gerald Grosek. A test for those who have all the answers for Catholics. Who wrote this?
    "...IT IS NOT FITTING TO STATE IN AN EXCLUSIVE WAY: 'I POSSESS THE TRUTH'. THE TRUTH IS NOT POSSESSED BY ANYONE; IT IS ALWAYS A GIFT WHICH CALLS US TO UNDERTAKE A JOURNEY OF EVER CLOSER ASSIMILATION TO TRUTH. TRUTH CAN ONLY BE KNOWN AND EXPERIENCED IN FREEDOM; FOR THIS REASON WE CANNOT IMPOSE TRUTH ON OTHERS; TRUTH IS DISCLOSED ONLY IN AN ENCOUNTER OF LOVE.

    We could all use a little less exclusivity and a little more growing in truth through encounters of love. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THERE IS ANY DIMINISHMENT OF OBJECTIVE TRUTH. It might surprise the authors to know there are informed faithful Catholics who disagree with their political views and will vote for President Obama.

  9. Frederick R. Liewehr
    1 year ago

    Excellent idea for a series. You can see by one of the comments, "how can one be pro-life and pro-war and pro-death penalty", that many Catholics have little understanding of Church teaching and therefore lack the formation necessary to guide their consciences. Although Pope John Paul II said that in our society it should technically be unnecessary to apply the death penalty nowadays, it is simply an application of society's right to self-defense. An example is the recent embassy killings. If the terrorist who was released from Gitmo had been executed for previous killings, that disaster, and in all probability many more, would have been averted. Similarly, wars are fought in self-defense. The Church recognizes that we must at times fight back against evil in order to survive, and again, the "war on terror" is a good example. There is absolutely no connection between this principle and the killing of innocents, which is what abortion is. The latter, which has become a part of, if not the foundation of, the Democrat party platform, is always and everywhere wrong. If you want a comparison between the parties' stance on these issues, please see my earlier article on the subject.

  10. Robert Burford
    1 year ago

    Praise to Bishop Meyers of Newark.


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