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Catholics Care. Catholics Vote: Human life and dignity

by Don ClemmerU.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops A funny thing happened on the way to Mexico. As John Allen reported, while speaking to the media aboard the papal plane at the start of his visit to Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI had some strong words for certain Catholics: “Personally, in the individual square, they’re Catholics, believers,” […]


Catholics Care. Catholics Vote: The question of conscience

By Don Clemmer U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops “We don’t tell them who to vote for. We don’t want to tell them who to vote for!” That’s what one Midwestern bishop said following the USCCB’s November 2007 meeting in Baltimore, where the bishops had overwhelmingly approved the document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship on political […]


Introducing ‘Catholics Care. Catholics Vote.’

By Don Clemmer  U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops When uttered aloud, the gut-level revulsion is clearly audible in that question. It’s a fair question, one that comes up frequently. It’s grounded in history. People ask, “Didn’t the Church get burned time and again through the centuries when it got too cozy with various medieval kings […]


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