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Friday, August 10, 2012


There's a post at America magazine's blog by James Martin SJ with a video of his answer to the question 'for whom should a Catholic vote?' He says that the church never advocates for any specific candidate but with the Vatican ambassadors stumping for Romney and Bishop Lori warning Catholics not to vote for the "intrinsic evil" candidate (sigh), there's little doubt who the institutional Catholic Church is rooting for.

In the video Fr. Martin advises voting as Jesus would and also as a Catholic would, and when his post at In All Things first appeared, the title asked how Jesus would vote - it's since been changed to asking how a Catholic should vote. I think there would be a definite difference between how Jesus would vote and how the church (or say, Thomas Aquinas) would vote, and I was sorry to see Fr. Martin change his post. But either way, I'd still vote my own conscience.

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Anonymous Richard said...

Not sure Jesus would vote.

8:18 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

It does seem hard to imagine him doing that - he seemed sort of apolitical. Maybe that's why Fr. Martin changed the title of his post.

10:16 PM  

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