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Cardinal Tobin: A ‘person in good conscience’ could vote for Biden

September 17, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: “I think that a person in good conscience could vote for Mr. Biden,” Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark said on September 15. “I, frankly, in my own way of thinking have a more difficult time with the other option.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 18, 2020 12:10 AM ET USA

    There it is again. From the cited: "Tobin went on to call voting a 'sacred act' and rejected the idea that Catholics must cast their votes based on a candidate's position on a single issue. 'I don't think that we can reduce [it], at least in the current panorama of issues, to how a candidate stands on a single issue.'" Do certain prelates learn condescension at the university? In seminary? By affiliation with a political party? The "single-issue voter" strawman reveals Tobin's political leanings

  • Posted by: Jim Hanink - Sep. 17, 2020 7:05 PM ET USA

    Patience counts, right? So, striving for patience, let me say that (1) I hope that the Cardinal checks out the American Solidarity Party, and (2) some issues are such that getting them wrong, terribly wrong, disqualifies a candidate.