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  1. Horrible. How the “late-term procedure known as partial-birth abortion” is described in that article. How can this guy who supports that say “A light will shine down upon you, and you will experience an epiphany, and tell yourself you have for Barack”? The nerve. Clearly Obama is THE ONE… who will be stricken out of Catholic ballots.

  2. And if McCain picks Tom Ridge for VP in order to get the Catholic vote we’re sunk. Third party anyone?

  3. WillyJ, don’t be so sure Catholics will not vote for Sen. Obama. We’ll all soon be hearing the proportionate reasons nonsense from our diocesan chanceries and Obama is such a nice guy, after all…

    Now, if Pat Buchanan were running for president, there can be no doubt that his stand on immigration would draw considerable fire from the USCCB. They would, in fact, have no problem in making it abundantly clear that no Catholic should ever vote for a Buchanan-type. Better to vote for the fellow who only wants to kill the immigrants’ unborn babies, I guess.

    Is that Papa Ratzinger’s “Dictatorship of Relativism” homily I hear in the back of my mind?

  4. This whole abortion issue is simple. The “Right to Choose” begins BEFORE sexual intercourse, NEVER after. If one doesn’t want a baby, then ought not to engage in sexual intercourse. We are not wild animals blindly given into mindless passion. We have a mind, an intellect which God intends for us to use. However, perhaps the Democrats think that humans are really not humans, but wild animals. I can understand how feral donkeys would feel this way. ;-)

    Furthermore, any politician who claims that he will serve the common good, social justice and environmental protection while at the same time supporting the murder of the most innocent, the most helpless members of humanity is a liar. He is no different than the ancient Canaanites who sacrificed their infants to their false god Molech.

    Ezekial saw this same thing with the exile children of Israel who were encamped by the River Kebar in Mesopotamia. They thought that in spite of their rebellion against the Lord of Hosts, all would be well for as long as the Temple stood in Jerusalem. But a mere ten years later, the Temple fell and their King Zedekiah was captured trying to escape at night; his eyes were put out and he was dragged into capitivity along with the rest (Ezekiel chapter 12 and 2nd Kings 25). Yes, as the prophet Habakkuk observed (the book in the Old Testament is only 3 chapters long – an easy read), God used a more wicked nation than Judah to punish Judah. Will the same happen to us in America? Will we have our Zedekiah in Barack Obama?

    2nd Chronicles 7:14 says it all:

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

    It’s that simple. No abortion. No gay marriage. No euthanasia. No embryonic stem cell research. No human cloning.

  5. No embryonic stem cell research??no human cloning?
    how can you be so blind to what future science will accomplish ??? goodness what’s next on your list of so called evils? transplants once were of
    science fiction,, now its a reality. How can you be so sure that a cancer cure may not be the results of cloning along with embryonic stem cell?
    wheelchair victims may walk again,, if we re build
    the nervous system thru cloning or embryonic cell
    study,,whats next? burn witches @ the stake?????

  6. Yes John, “telling it like it is” is really that simple as Paul Primavera says. Catechism is very clear. “Human life must be respected and protected at the point of conception“; one should follow one’s conscience yet that is not a guarantee that one is not in error in doing so; it is a sin when a man “takes little trouble to find out what is true and good”; and “one may not do evil so that good may result from it” (embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and burning “witches” are some of those).
    Peace and Love in Christ.

  7. oops did i make a wrong turn? i thought this was a Catholic blog,, but if you are going to replace
    science and medical technological advances with a
    CATECHISM ??,,then i shall move on as pin-headed Fundamentalism is not my cup of tea. Yes i know i’ve opened a “can of worms” but medicine now has given advances in birth control and fertility treastments when couples are childless and want them,,i take issue BIG TIME with Rome on this,,I say keep Rome out of my bedroom AMEN

  8. John, since the Catechism of the Catholic Church is the normative expression of 2,000 years of Christian teaching in the area of faith and morals, of course you will find that it’s given prominence in any “Catholic blog” worth its salt. (Without the Catechism, a purportedly Catholic blog would in fact be like salt that has lost its taste–”no longer good for anything but to be trampled underfoot,” as Our Lord says in Mt. 5:13.)

    But aside from that, we’re pin-headed fundamentalists for following the Catechism? Not to revert to my childhood, but that sort of name-calling is best answered by the “sticks and stones” response. It’s certainly not a respectful or helpful way of approaching a sensitive subject.

    “Keep Rome out of my bedroom.” Okay. But you can’t keep God out.

  9. uhm..John, could I see the rest of the menu? :-)
    But seriously, we are all in our pilgrimage of faith along with the formation of conscience. It takes a lifetime. I’m with you and the rest of our brethren on the narrow road. Lets pray for one another. Meanwhile, a little humor and lots of courtesy will help.
    God bless.

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