Catholics for Obama

Here’s the link to the new website for Catholics for Obama

"We believe," they write, "that Senator Obama’s vision of seeking common ground and working towards the common good offers a unique opportunity to build a more just and humane society consistent with Catholic values. The usual Republican operatives like to cherry pick one or two issues that do not match up with Catholic teaching, but they fail to consider the holistic agenda of the candidate. Presented here are eight themes that stand out in Barack Obama’s policy agenda and resonate with essential tenets of Catholic Social Teaching."


As usual, when someone sends us the link to Catholics for McCain, we’ll post that, too.

James Martin, SJ

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10 years 9 months ago
"Republican operatives" makes them sound a bit paranoid. My refusal to support Obama is based solely on his fervent support for abortion. You can say that I am cherry-picking an issue if you like, but the Church is clear here. Abortion is a mortal sin- and I cannot, and will not, support a candidate who encourages abortion rights.
10 years 9 months ago
I sincerely hope that Catholics for Obama will not be disappointed by their candidate of choice for president, whom they believe will build 'a more just and humane society consistent with Catholic values.' But Senator Obama's own words at a recent campaign event touting his 100% voting record from NARAL makes me wonder: 'I stand by my votes against confirming Justices Roberts and Alito. I’ve made it equally clear that I will never back down from making sure that women have their reproductive rights here in this country. That’s what’s at stake in this election.' Those reproductive 'rights' has meant an entire generation of unborn children lost to abortion. Moreover, there is such a coarsening of life in these United States that we now accept the 'near-infanticide' (in the words the late Sen. Moynihan)of partial-birth abortion as a medical procedure. A just and humane society for whom? Not the unborn? There are Catholics who cannot see themselves voting for a Republican in the presidential election as they reflect on the disaster of the present administration. Yet if they truly believe that a President Obama will lead to a more Catholic society, they are bound to be gravely disappointed. That is, unless they are willing to cherry pick the unborn out of such a society.
10 years 9 months ago
"As usual, when someone sends us the link to Catholics for McCain, we'll post that, too." Here you go Jim, it was indeed dreadfully hard to find. I'm sure you will give it the same prominence as the Obama site.
10 years 9 months ago
here are two more: Its a big Church!
10 years 9 months ago
Neither Senator Obama and Senator McCain will do much about the abuses of Free Trade and Globalization. The U.S. has gone through the most massive dislocation of jobs in U.S. history. Millions have lost their jobs with many never finding another one. Human Dignity in the workday has been trashed. As consumers we not only shop our way out of our jobs but we ignore the fact that impoverished workers are making our goods for us. See more at


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