Saturday, August 23, 2008

Catholics Against Joe Biden


Be sure to check out the new blog Catholics Against Joe Biden.

Here's a sampling of some of the first posts at the blog:
  • Why should Catholics oppose Senator Joe Biden?

  • Obama-Biden: Dream Ticket for "Catholics for Choice"?

  • Does life begin at conception? -- Biden: "I'll take it on faith"


  • UPDATE
    By the way, should Sen. McCain pick Tom Ridge (or any other pro-abort Catholic, for that matter) as his running mate, I assure you that I will be active in a "Catholics Against Ridge" effort as well.


    Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
    Litmus Test: Democrat Candidates Demand Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justices

    Biden "Stumbles" Over Education Question

    Christian Science Monitor Profile of Sen. Joseph Biden's "Frank and Abiding Faith"

    Joe Biden Says Democrats Have Been Too Fearful to Discuss Religion

    Blunt Talk from Catholic Joe Biden

    Democratic Candidates for President Give Unanimous Pro-Abortion Views

    During First Debate, Democrats Back Abortion, Criticize Efforts to Save Terri Schiavo

    Media Sycophant Says: "Joe Biden Does Something Heroic"

    Could You Imagine a Prominent Republican Senator Saying This About Gen. Colin Powell?

    The Ego of the Senate

    Lie of the Day

    Biden: Chance of Filibuster on Alito Stronger

    Biden: "I'm Going To Shove My Rosary Beads Down Their Throat"

    Biden To Roberts: "You're The Best"

    Letter to the Editor

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    5 Comments:

    At 8/23/2008 10:42 PM, Blogger Christopher said...

    By the way, should Sen. McCain pick Tom Ridge (or any other pro-abort Catholic, for that matter) as his running mate, I assure you that I will be active in a "Catholics Against Ridge" effort as well.

    You and me both, Jay.

    Even Deal Hudson for all of his overt partisanship remarked on his blog yesterday:

    "If Mr. Korzen thinks folks like me and Bill Donohue are passive shills for the GOP, then he has no idea what would happen if McCain picked a pro-abortion VP. Fortunately for the GOP and for our nation, that won't happen."

    I wish I had his confidence -- maybe he knows something I don't?

     
    At 8/24/2008 5:45 AM, Blogger Donald R. McClarey said...

    "I assure you that I will be active in a "Catholics Against Ridge" effort as well"

    As will I, although I doubt it will happen also. Michigan and Minnesota are much more tempting targets for McCain than Pennsylvania which is the state that Ridge would be put on the ticket for.

     
    At 8/24/2008 8:06 AM, Blogger Chris Dickson said...

    Joseph Biden Catholic? No, he's "Evil!"

    Read on:

    Voting For Pro-Abortion Candidates Is "Evil" Kansas Bishops Say

    Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- The Catholic bishops in Kansas have released a new voter's guide that makes it clear supporting a candidate who favors legal abortions is "evil." In the joint document, they say Catholic voters would "commit moral evil" by backing candidates who support abortion, euthanasia or embryonic research.

    Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City and Bishops Ronald Gilmore of Dodge City, Paul Coakley of Salina, and Michael Jackels of Wichita joined together to endorse the document.

    They lay out a very clear argument against abortion and how voting for pro-abortion candidates promotes the violation of Church teaching.

    Despite the motives voters may have for supporting pro-abortion candidates, acts that "involve doing evil" such as "elective abortion, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, the destruction of embryonic human beings in stem cell research, and human cloning" must be opposed.

    "Such acts are judged to be intrinsically evil, that is, evil in and of themselves regardless of our motives or the circumstances. They constitute an attack against innocent human life," they say.

    "In light of the above we would commit moral evil if we were to vote for a candidate who takes a permissive stand on those actions that are intrinsically evil when there is a morally-acceptable alternative," they explain.

    Catholic voters who support pro-abortion candidates like Barack Obama often justify their decision by saying the candidate is in step with Catholic on other political issues.

    The Kansas bishops address that and seem to support voting for the anti-abortion candidate because he supports taking fewer lives than the pro-abortion candidate.

    "So when there is no choice of a candidate that avoids supporting intrinsically evil actions, especially elective abortion, we should vote in such a way as to allow the least harm to innocent human life and dignity," the bishops say.

    "We would not be acting immorally therefore if we were to vote for a candidate who is not totally acceptable in order to defeat one who poses an even greater threat to human life and dignity," they conclude.

     
    At 8/24/2008 2:45 PM, Blogger James H said...

    Does this include GOvernor Romney who but only a few short years ago was one of the most Pro-Choice Republicans Governors?

    I will have to swallow Romney perhaps but I do wonder if all this abortion talk is a smart way for the McCain campaign to make Romney ok for so many of us that had concerns.

    I find myself in a real odd position. I will if I have too take Romney that seems to say anything to get elected if he is VP. HOwever in the end I have more respect for TOm RIdge that has least taken a stand and I know what he belives in.

    However I resign myself that if Romney is on the ticket that alot of us will have to be cheap dates.

    At least for the moment he telling us (his new found pro life supporters and people he needs) what we want to hear. I pray he stays with us

     
    At 8/24/2008 7:46 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

    "Does this include GOvernor Romney who but only a few short years ago was one of the most Pro-Choice Republicans Governors?"

    Last time I checked, Romney wasn't Catholic, but a Mormon. "Catholics Against Romney" wouldn't make much sense.

    ;-)

     

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