Vote like a Catholic
In 2008, 54 percent of Catholics did not vote for Catholic values and helped Barack Obama become president. Shame on them.
If the law allowed the U.S. bishops to endorse presidential candidates, they would say there are five reasons why voting for President Obama is gravely immoral, intrinsically evil and contrary to Roman Catholic faith — abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning and homosexual marriage.
Obama is rated 100 percent by NARAL, an abortion-on-demand defense group and Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. He is rated zero by National Right to Life. He supports Roe vs. Wade.
There are some issues faithful Catholics can disagree over if they involve things that are not intrinsically evil, but are matters of prudential judgment. But when it comes to intrinsically evil actions, we should not support candidates who support them. Our priest has explained the moral principles of these issues so we can be faithful Catholics.
But unlike our bishops and priests, I can proudly proclaim, “I'm Catholic And I Vote.” I vote Republican to support Catholic values. Will you?
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