Thursday, January 17, 2008

Digest of Today's Posts (17 January 2008)

  • InsideCatholic: "Why Mitt Romney Is the Best Choice for Catholic Conservatives"

  • Deal Hudson: "Huckabee Forgets Compassionate Conservatism"

  • Number of Abortions Lowest in Decades




  • (Digest of Yesterday's Posts (16 January 2008))

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    3 Comments:

    At 1/17/2008 1:07 PM, Blogger Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

    Good news about the lowering of abortions..

     
    At 1/18/2008 5:08 AM, Blogger TomGallinipper said...

    "Vote for Jesus"? I just found this blog. It seems like one of the best on politics from a conservative Catholic point of view. But may it please this blogger if I respectfully suggest that what is needed is more Catholics and more people in general voting for God and voting for Christ. What do I mean? I mean voting with their hearts, their minds, their mouths, their hands and their feet. Just consider the New Testament scriptures. Do you see Jesus or St. Paul or any other writer therein recommending that Christians get involved in reforming the government or supporting or opposing politicians? Sure, we should vote in those little elections for government offices held every couple years. But should we, like the pagans, thing that this is the principal means by which to create what John Paul II called the "civilization of love"? I say no. I say we need more people loving, obeying, and worshiping God and Christ. Nothing else will come to anything. Am I wrong or right?

     
    At 1/18/2008 8:51 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

    Tom,

    Can't say that I disagree with a single thing you've written (and thank you for the compliment).

    At the same time, as Archbishop Chaput has recently stated, Catholics have an obligation - if they take their Faith seriously - to put that Faith into action in the public arena:

    "Scripture and Catholic teaching, however, do have public consequences because they guide us in how we should act in relation to one another. Loving God requires that we also love the people He created, which means we need to treat them with justice, charity, and mercy. Being a Catholic involves solidarity with other people. The Catholic faith has implications for social justice—and that means it also has cultural, economic and political implications. The Catholic faith is never primarily about politics; but Catholic social action, including political action, is a natural byproduct of the Church’s moral message. We can’t call ourselves Catholic, and then simply stand by while immigrants get mistreated, or the poor get robbed, or unborn children get killed. The Catholic faith is always personal but never private. If our faith is real, then it will bear fruit in our public decisions and behaviors, including our political choices."

     

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