Saturday, September 04, 2004

2 groups compete to influence Catholic vote

The two nonpartisan organizations, the Catholic Voting Project and Catholic Answers, say their guides are based on Vatican documents and the policies of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference.

While Catholic Answers urges Catholics to vote based on five sexuality and ''right to life'' issues, the competing guide cites more than 30 issues of importance to Catholics, from the eradication of land mines and nuclear weapons to abortion.

Kerry fares better by the guide put out by the Catholic Voter Project, which includes issues such as a ban on nuclear weapons development, which Kerry and the Catholic hierarchy both support.


Many of the positions of the president, as listed in the Catholic Voting Guide, are false and misleading.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pray tell us what is false and misleading in the Catholic Voting Guide. You alluded to one point in a previous post that you thought was misleading- was that the only point or are you gonna do a complete right up to back up your claim. Thanks.

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wrote them a letter myself about changing the tone by which they ask the question about war. They ask it in such a way that no one would support George Bush. They say, would you support a war if there has been no pre -emptive strike and if the war is only for the economic and humanity issues of the US. There is absolutely NO proof that President Bush went to war for oil (which is what they were getting at). Secondly, if he did he would be a murderer of 1000 kids. Does any group of the church really want to make that claim about anyone? Do they have the right to?

10:04 AM  

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