Wednesday, August 18, 2004

The Price of Politics

Deal Hudson on how what price he is (willingly) paying in support of President Bush and targeting the 'Catholic vote'. What a wonderful man. We should all remember him in our prayers.

One piece of the article below, spells out what a Kerry presidency would do to the Catholic Church here in America.

Once Senator Kerry became the Democratic-party nominee the spotlight was suddenly shining brightly again on the Catholic voter. And the controversies began to mount: abortion and Communion, marriage and annulment, the role of the clergy and bishops. At times the Kerry campaign seemed intent on conducting a Catholic-vote strategy that was, in effect, an anti-Catholic campaign with Kerry trying to play the role of persecuted schismatic.

This reinforced my belief that the election of Kerry, an aggressively pro-abortion, secularized Catholic who openly calls attention to his dissent on important Church teachings, would be a disaster for the Church. Indeed, Kerry proudly proclaims his faith would not help guide his public policy — that, in fact, it would be wrong to do so. If his beliefs do not guide his public policy, what would?

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, Kerry is Catholic, Bush is not. What makes you think both people do not act according to their beliefs? Do you have some 'secret' knowledge of them that allows you to assume that? The Pope has not condemned Bush or Kerry- does any other person have more authority to condemn them?

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for people like Deal Hudson who is standing up for the truth. It is unfortunate that the previous writer does not understand what consists of truth and what does not. The Democrats and the NCCB don't care about huamn life. John Kerry wants to become America's Catholic pro-abortion president and Cardinal McCarrick, along with the NCCB, want to validate his pro-abortion view by giving him Holy Communion IN FRONT OF THE ENTIRE NATION. We still don't understand the message that McCarrick is sending. He just doesn't care that much about protecting human life and nor does John Kerry. Remember they both personally oppose abortion and both beleive that life begins at conception, but what have Cardinal McCarrick and John Kerry really done to protect human life? Absolutely nothing!

This crisis is a result of the bishops' refusal to teach, why else would the so-called Democratic Party/NCCB make abortion rights one of its key legislative objectives. Thanks to the democratic Catholic voter and the NCCB, the Democratic Party is America's Abortion Party and millions of babies are aborted each year in America alone.

DJP

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"why else would the so-called Democratic Party/NCCB make abortion rights one of its key legislative objectives."

Dude, they aren't making it a centerpiece of all that is presidential, YOU are. Besides, Bush allows the killing of babies everyday in fertility clinics. That bishop giving Kerry communion should be hung (at least ex-communicated).

6:34 AM  
Blogger Rob D said...

The point that seems to be missed by the devout is that there is none among us who has the right to judge anyone else's faith, for He alone has that power. We are electing a man to be president; he will be fallible, as are you. Your vote should be on the man's policies and goals for the country, not whether or not he goes to church on sunday. Your vote should consider whether the man is right for the country, not whether he is right for the church. John Kerry getting elected will not be bad for the church and more than Bush getting elected will be bad for mosques; THAT is the point of the seperation of church and state, and why we have the first amendment. Stop being so paranoid and see both candidates for how they are politically, not how you SUPPOSE they will be in office, for we have sufficient knowledge of their governing abilities. To put yourself in their judgement seat for anything higher is not within your bounds as a voter.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one is condemning anyone. What is it with you? Those of us who understand Catholic Doctrine, understand that there is a vast difference between the two candidates. Mr. Bush as a non-catholic is not bound to the doctrine of our church, but follows it more closely than Mr. Kerry who is. See previous posts regarding 5 non-negoitiable points.

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Deal Hudson is a real example of a Catholic Public figure.

Despite paying $30,000 to the 18 year old student in compensation back in 1995 (with a silence clause) he THEN went on to write articles like this. The man has more front than Buckingham Palace.

http://www.catholicity.com/commentary/hudson/collegesurvey.html

entitled (wait for it). Are Your Kids Safe In A Catholic College?

(Evidently not with you Deal).

The surprise is not so much that a 44 year old thrice married (twice annuled) American Catholic is tempted to have sex with a vunerable student under his care. The surprise is WHY THE HECK CAN WE NOT FIND SOMEONE WITH A BETTER PEDIGREE THAN HIS TO ACT AS A PUBLIC CATHOLIC FIGURE?

Yes I am a sinner too, the difference is that I have just enough prudence and humility to not step up to the plate (or into the Sandbox) and become a public figure.

8:40 AM  

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