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By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 30, 2006

A CNS report on the new voters' guide produced by liberal Catholics quotes Father David Hollenbach, a Jesuit associated with the effort:

You can't put Catholic social teaching on a bumper sticker in a single phrase.

He just did.


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  • Posted by: Italiana - Oct. 08, 2006 9:48 AM ET USA

    My bumper sticker: "If you vote for abortionists you'll go to Hell"

  • Posted by: - Oct. 05, 2006 9:22 AM ET USA

    My sticker: "Hope in Love is our Faith." Poverty matters; spiritual & material. Abortion's a symptom. The disease: our atheist materialism & hedonism, indulged in by most "prolife conservatives," incl. myself. No fault divorce, broken fatherhood & families; usurious lust; disintegated communities; economic abstraction & anomie; media & foreign policy layered with violence, hatred & rapaciousness. Treatment: prayer, hospitality, ascetic simplicity, love of enemy & neighbor? Catholicism perhaps?

  • Posted by: Convert1994 - Oct. 04, 2006 8:03 AM ET USA

    You should have seen the latest editorial called "Broadening the Definition" in the official paper of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The article stated that abortion is simply one of many things we must consider as "pro-life" people and it is no more important than opposing war, fighting tax cuts, protesting the death penalty, etc. Pope Paul VI made it clear in Humanae Vitae that opposing abortion trumps ALL other "social issues." Whatever happened to the preferential option for the unborn?

  • Posted by: Gino - Oct. 03, 2006 3:19 PM ET USA

    How about "LUNACY"; that would sum up the Jesuits.

  • Posted by: Janet Baker - Oct. 02, 2006 7:53 PM ET USA

    How about, "They're called the Ten Commandments, not the Ten Suggestions".

  • Posted by: - Oct. 02, 2006 10:57 AM ET USA

    How about: "Woe to you who would lead the little ones astray..."?

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Oct. 02, 2006 9:19 AM ET USA

    how about: "abortion hurts poor people"

  • Posted by: - Oct. 02, 2006 8:04 AM ET USA

    How about "Preferential Option for the Poor trumps chastity, responsilbility, and unborn life every time"?

  • Posted by: frjimc - Oct. 01, 2006 6:20 AM ET USA

    How about, "Choose the GOOD, avoid the EVIL"?

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