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Obama has pushed Catholic voters too far, columnist argues

Catholic World News - May 31, 2012

Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger sees irony in the possibility that a Mormon (Mitt Romney) might be elected President because Catholic voters turn against Barack Obama, driven by the US bishops' organized opposition to the contraceptive mandate.

Henninger acknowledges that the sharp divisions among American Catholics could work against the bishops' attempts to rally voters against the mandate. But he observes: "Some things don't change, though, and among them is an American antipathy to being pushed too far." American history, he notes, is marked by the precedents of religious groups reacting against government dictates.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 01, 2012 8:24 AM ET USA

    Henninger may see the irony in the possibility that a Mormon might be elected President, but it escapes me when I consider the alternatives. The Mormon appears to have lived his life by moral principles and has served his country without a hint of impropriety. The alternative candidate is a product of Chicago's criminal political structure (Rezko, Daley, et al), who has supported legislation legalizing the killing of new born children after birth. Please point out the irony!

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