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heads they win; tails we lose

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 18, 2004

Today's Boston Globe discusses the Church's political clout in Massachusetts:

But the Catholic Church has a mixed record of accomplishment on Beacon Hill. Lawmakers and bishops agree that the church has been most successful advocating for the poor and staving off capital punishment in Massachusetts, but has been less successful, despite vigorous efforts, at influencing abortion policy.

Put simply, the Church is successful in urging Democrats to vote the Democratic line.

The Illinois Leader has a report showing that, over the last four primaries, 78.7% of the Catholic priests in greater Chicago voted Democratic and 21.3% Republican.

Put simply, the Democrats are successful in urging Catholics to vote the Democratic line.

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