Friday, June 20, 2008

Roman Catholics for Obama?

This a contradictory site. Obama stands for everything opposing the Catholic Church. Check out who has endorsed him. Several pro-life Democrats and a pro-life Republican. The site attempts to take a portion of a statement by U.S. Bishops out of context to justify supporting Obama, but doesn't do a very good job. Because avoiding "intrinsic evil" like abortion outweighs the lofty and vague "human rights." If "human rights" referred to one specific atrocity, such as the Holocaust or killing babies, then it might carry more weight. But used the way the left defines it, its amorphous broadness doesn't carry as much weight.

34. Catholics often face difficult choices about how to vote. This is why it is so important to vote according to a well-formed conscience that perceives the proper relationship among moral goods. A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who takes a position in favor of an intrinsic evil, such as abortion or racism, if the voter's intent is to support that position. In such cases a Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in grave evil. At the same time, a voter should not use a candidate's opposition to an intrinsic evil to justify indifference or inattentiveness to other important moral issues involving human life and dignity.

35. There may be times when a Catholic who rejects a candidate's unacceptable position may decide to vote for that candidate for other morally grave reasons. Voting in this way would be permissible only for truly grave moral reasons, not to advance narrow interests or partisan preferences or to ignore a fundamental moral evil.

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