Fr. Fox on "For Whom Can I Vote" [UPDATED]
I somehow missed Fr. Martin Fox's excellent series of posts from last week on Catholics and voting. I'm late to the game, but I think they still merit a link:
For Whom Can I Vote? (Part 1)Well worth a read if you haven't read them already.
For Whom Can I Vote? (Part 2)
For Whom Can I Vote? (Part 3)
For Whom Can I Vote? (Part 4)
For Whom Can I Vote? (Part 5)
And let me just say that I am in complete agreement with Fr. Fox in opposing the notion put forth by some that pro-lifers are morally obligated to vote for John McCain. It's absolute hogwash to say that one MUST vote for John McCain or by implication support the election of Obama! (In fact, I reject the notion that, morally speaking, one MAY NOT vote for Obama; I think it quite clear that one SHOULD NOT vote for him, but it goes too far to say that Catholic teaching forbids one to do so.)
I would NEVER vote for Obama; but that in no way means that I am under some moral compulsion to vote for McCain. I've addressed the matter in detail, among other places, here.