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Responsible citizenship is a virtue

“Both [major] candidates for president are seen as having such serious flaws as to lead some people to wonder if they can vote for either candidate of the two major parties or if they should skip voting in this year’s election. In the end, people must follow their consciences, but they should also take care […]

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We’re better citizens when we’re more faithful Catholics

. . . So since this is an election year, here are a few simple points to remember as we move toward November. 1. “Catholic” is a word that has real meaning. We don’t control or invent that meaning as individuals. We inherit it from the Gospel and the experience of the Church over the […]

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Life is the first right

“Life is the first right. … God gives us the gift of freedom to choose what is true and good, and therefore it is never right for anyone to choose directly or indirectly what is intrinsically evil, especially when that choice destroys the gift of life. No one ever has a ‘right’ to exercise the […]

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Michael Novak has defined Hillary Clinton as “unvotable” for Catholics

Leading conservative intellectual Michael Novak has defined Hillary Clinton as “unvotable” for Catholics in the upcoming presidential elections because she and her party oppose everything that Catholics hold most dear. Breitbart: In an interview with the Italian online journal Tempi on the so-called “Catholic vote” in the 2016 elections, Novak admits that Trump is not […]

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Our moral obligations and the demands of the common good are abundantly clear

“[O]n some issues the moral obligations of Catholics, and the demands of the common good, are abundantly clear. For example, no Catholic can vote in good conscience to expand legal protection for abortion, or to support the killing of unborn children. … Abortion is a grave, unconscionable and intolerable evil, and we cannot support it […]

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Only the truth, makes us free

“The Gospel of John reminds us that the truth, and only the truth, makes us free. We’re fully human and free only when we live under the authority of the truth. And in that light, no issue has made us more dishonest and less free as believers and as a nation than abortion. People uncomfortable […]

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Look at who forms you and your conscience

“The right to life is the most important and fundamental right, since life is necessary for any of the other rights to matter. There are some issues that can legitimately be debated by Christians, such as which policies are the most effective in caring for the poor, but the direct killing of innocent human life […]

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NC Voter Guide

NC Family has created a website to help get better information to the voters on a wide variety of subjects. You can download the whole guide or you can use this website to give a condensed version for just your voting district. NC Family has been doing this since 2000 and is totally non-partisan. You are […]

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About those unthinking, backward Catholics

CatholicPhilly: Back in 2008, in the weeks leading up to the Obama-McCain presidential election, two young men visited me in Denver. They were from Catholics United, a group describing itself as committed to social justice issues. They voiced great concern at the manipulative skill of Catholic agents for the Republican Party. And they hoped my […]

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Politics Today: Looking for Messiahs in All the Wrong Places

Elections sometimes boil over with passionate fervor that contains a religious component, but it is false religion Aleteia, March 18, 2016: Watching the bizarre personality cults being built around our political candidates, I’m wondering, “Has our country gone crazy?” Gone are the days of dull-but-decent candidates laying out feasible, unglamorous policy positions. If we doubted […]

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