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This Insights eNewsletter was sent to subscribers on October 30, 2012.
eNewsletter Subject: The Synod, Politics, Discipline and Help
Pope Benedict has now summarized the key themes of the Synod on the New Evangelization, and received its propositions and recommendations. All of us should probably read through the complete list of 58 items.
Meanwhile, those American bishops who are at home continue to guide Catholic voters in the upcoming Presidential election. For example:
- Bishop Ricken: voting for candidate who favors intrinsic evils ‘could put your own soul in jeopardy’
- Brooklyn bishop rues failure to teach the faith, says Catholic vote for Obama ‘stretches the imagination’
- And in a follow-up to an earlier comment, Bishop Thomas Paprocki did a fine job of explaining the operative moral principles: Politics and Moral Complexity: God’s Law Comes First.
Meanwhile, I remain troubled that some pro-lifers have confused the immorality of voting for Obama with a moral imperative to vote Republican, instead of pursuing a third option. So I have tried again to address a highly sensitive subject: Must a Genuine Pro-Lifer Vote for Romney? Exposing a Critical Moral Fallacy....
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