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Catholic senators strongly favor abortion

Catholic World News - December 10, 2010

The nation’s current Catholic senators are three times more likely to cast pro-abortion votes than pro-life votes, according to an analysis of voting records published by The National Catholic Register. The article lists all Catholic representatives and senators serving in the upcoming Congress, along with their voting records on abortion dating back to 1997.

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  • Posted by: elizabethshaw2491 - Dec. 10, 2010 9:35 PM ET USA

    Of course the Bishops need to try to educate these legislatures, but we as laity can too. Two representatives listed are from my state, and even though they are not from my district, I can still write them to let them know that I will be paying attention to how they vote. We must not remain silent when the evidence provokes us to action.

  • Posted by: impossible - Dec. 10, 2010 7:49 PM ET USA

    THE USCCB with it's misleading "Faithful" Citizenship documents when coupled with their failure to properly catechize young people and adults for the last 40-50 years is largely responsible. With notable exceptions, the individual Bishops are responsible for the same reasons. The individual Bishops need to counsel with, warn and give such politicians a chance to publicly admit guilt and renounce their anti-Catholic positions. If not, they need to be excommunicated by formal action.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Dec. 10, 2010 7:00 PM ET USA

    Not only do the bishops need to instruct them not to present themselves to receive Communion, they also need to instruct them to quit referring to themselves as Catholic until they fully and publicly renounce any stands on intrinsic evils which are contrary to Magisterial teaching and have received the sacrament of Reconciliation. And, if the pols refuse or do not respond, then the information should be made public, so that Catholics in their districts know the bishops have acted.

  • Posted by: drtsm2458 - Dec. 10, 2010 4:11 PM ET USA

    When are their Bishops going to get the COURAGE to tell them They CANNOT receive . I am so ashamed of the Bishops PC Fear!

  • Posted by: Hal - Dec. 10, 2010 10:41 AM ET USA

    In that case, they would not be "Catholic" Senators then, would they?

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Dec. 10, 2010 10:18 AM ET USA

    When are Catholic voters going to start living their faith?

  • Posted by: Cornelius - Dec. 10, 2010 7:22 AM ET USA

    This is a disgrace. When are the Bishops going to start exercising some ecclesial discipline?

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