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Mexico: voters urged to remember Church teaching, rights of unborn

Catholic World News - February 15, 2012

The Archdiocese of Mexico City is under fire for issuing pastoral guidelines to the faithful in preparation for presidential elections in July.

The guidelines urge Catholics not to “choose as a political option those who support or promote false rights or liberties that attack the teachings contained in the Holy Scriptures, tradition, and doctrine of the Church.”

Catholics are also urged to “be alert to the commitments of the candidates and their parties to respect the foremost of all rights, which is the right to life, from the moment of conception.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 15, 2012 11:35 AM ET USA

    What? The Catholic hierarchy is speaking out in non-Catholic Mexico? My assessment of Catholicism in Mexico in the 1980s was that maybe 10% of th population was Catholic then. This estimate resulted from my own observations. A few years later a Catholic scholar confirmed that number at a meeting in Chihuahua. What would you expect? All clergy were either murdered or exiled during the Revolution in the 1920s, and the Catholic Church was not legal until 1992. Google the Mexican constitution.

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