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Biden-Ryan debate highlights
nation's Catholic political divide

Los Angeles Times, by Mitchell Landsberg

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/10/2012 12:02:03 AM

Dubuque, Iowa — Dr. Jack Dolehide remembers the trinity on display in his boyhood home in Chicago in the 1960s: There, in the center, was an iconic image of Jesus. On one side, Mayor Richard J. Daley, the city's legendary Democratic boss. On the other, President Kennedy. Then one day about 1969 or '70, the unthinkable occurred. Dolehide's father took down the politicians' portraits, ripped them into pieces and threw them away. He had become a Republican. Today, Jack Dolehide, 57, is a well-established physician in Dubuque and among many Catholics who plan to vote for Mitt Romney

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 10/10/2012 12:09:27 AM     (No. 8921982)

4 yrs. ago there were Obama stickers in the parking lot of my parish. I'm having trouble finding any this time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 10/10/2012 12:18:38 AM     (No. 8921989)

Catholic Christians put Our Savior before men, especially politicians. We pray to the Lord, not to Jack Kennedy. We pray for the Saints' intercession on behalf of the soul of the late alcoholic woman abuser/killer Teddy Kennedy. We don't pray to Teddy.

Catholic Democrats, especially the non-thinking party-line type put politicians before God and politics before faith and dogma. That's why they listen to life-affirming homilies on Sunday and throw their support to Nancy Pelosi and unrestricted abortion and infanticide when Mass is ended. They pray for social justice and vote for programs that purport to accomplish this through covetousness and greed by program adminstrators.

Most Catholics have seen this disconnect and division for decades now. Focusing on God's word rather than that of any politician will mend the divide, but fewer and fewer seem willing to do this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/10/2012 12:34:07 AM     (No. 8922000)

Biden is NOT a Catholic.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ramona, 10/10/2012 12:37:28 AM     (No. 8922001)

If you haven't already discovered Fr. Sammy Maletta on Youtube, here's a link to the website of his church. This is one on-fire Catholic priest who is deeply involved as a canon lawyer in the health care and religious liberty debates. This guy is beyond brave: http://www.stjohnparish.org/homilies.php (click on the first homily listed).
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 10/10/2012 12:43:12 AM     (No. 8922008)

#4, thanks for the link. I'm posting it on FB so that my family and friends can benefit by Fr. Sammy's homilies.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: surgedr, 10/10/2012 12:56:03 AM     (No. 8922020)

The Church is full of imperfect people for we are all sinners striving to be saints. There have been many in the hierarchy that have made mistakes, and have hurt the Body of Christ.

That being said, I believe that now that Obama with his health plan has forced our Bishops to finally take a stand against the Democrats and their policies; they are now asking us all to stand with them.

This is a departure from those who believe that social justice is more important than the right to life. We must put aside our differences as Catholics and stand united for the freedom that has been granted to us by our founders and stand for life.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 10/10/2012 1:45:46 AM     (No. 8922059)

I don't believe that you can be a Democrat and a Catholic at the same time. One of the reasons I gave up on the Catholic church is that they allow abortionists like Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry to dwell among them. Another is all of their confusion and drift over homosexuality, sexuality in general, feminism, and socialism.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: sudmuf, 10/10/2012 4:06:23 AM     (No. 8922133)

Biden stands for government (marxist)tyranny. Ryan stands for constitutional individual liberty. Which one do you want?
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BTW.....Marxism and Catholicism are incompatasble.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vivi, 10/10/2012 6:05:21 AM     (No. 8922174)

The Obama administration exhibits real animosity for Catholic institutions through their unconstitutional HHS mandates which deny the basic religious freedoms our founders fought for. They use people like Biden and Sebelius for cover with Catholics.

Unfortunately for them Catholics aren't buying what they're selling anymore. We don't care how much ice cream Biden quietly delivers to little old nuns. Funny how it still ended up being reported. I bet Biden was miffed and wanted that kept secret and everything.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: shepsmum, 10/10/2012 11:48:16 AM     (No. 8923023)

Very similar post in the Washington Post today, talked about the divide. They highlighted how Biden had questioned transubstantiation while in school (and apparently was praised for it...not sure by who -- no one Catholic should have). And said his mother told him he'd better not kiss the Pope's ring when he met him (didn't explain why).

Not sure why he self identifies as a Catholic.

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