Catholics For Obama

Someone asked me today.. "Why vote For Obama". For me, I thought the answer was so obvious that I didn't have a ready reply.
Here are some people who do.

Here a message from Martin Sheen Here:
Read more here: Catholics For Obama


Roadkill said...

Here's another take on the question. The author is not a Democratic Politician or a member of a nominally Catholic family of serial adulterers:

"To suggest - as some Catholics do - that Senator Obama is this year's ''real'' prolife candidate requires a peculiar kind of self-hypnosis, or moral confusion, or worse.

"To portray the 2008 Democratic Party presidential ticket as the preferred ''prolife'' option is to subvert what the word ''prolife'' means.

"The truth is that for some Catholics, the abortion issue has never been a comfortable cause. It's embarrassing. It's not the kind of social justice they like to talk about. It interferes with their natural political alliances. And because the homicides involved in abortion are ''little murders'' - the kind of private, legally protected murders that kill conveniently unseen lives - it's easy to look the other way.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Roadkill said...

Hope -

No dialogue on this issue?

Here is some additional information, from a news article today:


The nation's Roman Catholic bishops vowed Tuesday (11 Nov) to forcefully confront the Obama administration over its support for abortion rights.

In an impassioned discussion on Catholics in public life, many bishops reprehended Catholics who had argued it was morally acceptable to back President-elect Obama because he pledged to reduce abortion rates.

And several prelates promised to call out Catholic policy makers on their failures to follow church teaching. Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton, Pa., singled out Vice President-elect Biden, a Catholic, Scranton native who supports abortion rights.

"I cannot have a vice president-elect coming to Scranton to say he's learned his values there when those values are utterly against the teachings of the Catholic Church,"

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas said politicians "can't check your principles at the door of the legislature."


Perhaps you should have titled your post "Democrat Cafeteria Catholic Politicians for Obama."