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Why Catholics should vote on the Border Poll.

John Biggs-Davison

Why Catholics should vote on the Border Poll.

by John Biggs-Davison

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Published by Hillsborough Society in Belfast .
Written in English


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ContributionsHillsborough Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL21460410M

In order to be good Catholics, our lives should be lived in a relationship with God, a relationship that accepts His Revelation. Politics is part of a Catholic’s life, either actively or passively, so politics in general and voting in particular should be part of our response to God. This column will suggest how we should be Catholic about Author: Marty Dybicz. Why do so many Catholics vote Republican? Hi there, I'm looking for some information on how Catholics specifically became associated with being conservative politically. I can't understand how any Catholic (or Christian for that matter) could ever side with any of the right-wing parties.

  Despite the message that they were morally obliged not to vote for a candidate supporting abortion rights, exit polls show that Catholics voted at . How to Vote Catholic A Brief Guide for Voters «prev: next» Voting. Catholics are obliged to participate in politics by voting. Legislators are elected to serve and protect the common good, human dignity, and rights of human persons. Voters should have a clear understanding of the principles of Catholic moral and social teaching.

-- To ensure the common good, Catholics have a responsibility to vote for a worthy candidate, because the welfare of the community depends upon the persons elected and appointed to office. -- It is never right to vote for a candidate in order to promote immoral practices; this is "formal cooperation" in evil.   Trump has insulted my Mexican people, so why should I vote for someone like him? People who think he's the less "evil" of the 2 candidates have not necessarily been insulted by Trump.


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Why Catholics should vote on the Border Poll by John Biggs-Davison Download PDF EPUB FB2

Referring to the Catholic vote as a bloc also erases some persistent differences between those who attend Mass weekly and occasional churchgoers, and between Hispanic and non-Hispanic Catholics.

A poll conducted by EWTN News and RealClear Opinion Research to gauge the attitudes of Catholic voters revealed a stark divide between the “most active” Catholics — defined as those who say they accept all or most Church teachings — and those whose faith has less impact on their lives.

Thus, while Trump’s overall job approval rating is 52 percent among the “most active. Polls from Pew Research and Gallup have shown that less than 4 in 10 self-described U.S. Catholics attend Mass weekly. The recent poll by. In two years ( and ), the poll numbers for the Catholic vote differed by 9 and 7 percentage points, but only statisticians cared since the races were not close.

Voting for the Common Good: A Practical Guide for Conscientious Catholics published by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good — which is led by former advisors to Senators John Kerry and.

The View from Mainstream America: The Catholic Voter in Summer is the largest and most statistically significant poll available of Catholic opinion on the bishops’ strategy and the elections.

From JuneBelden Russonello and Stewart, a prominent DC polling firm, surveyed 2, Catholics, including Hispanic Catholics. Varadkar says border poll would be defeated as new survey shows Irish unity vote would be close - Taoiseach Leo Varadkar does not want to see an Irish unity vote anytime.

As Americans across the country prepare to step into the voting booth tomorrow, what are the most important principles for Catholics seeking to form their consciences according to Church teaching.

Sinn Fein is currently calling for a border poll to be held. They are backed in this by 81% of Catholics and 24% of Protestants, giving a majority of 59% once don't knows (DKs) are excluded. The Northern Ireland border poll was a referendum held in Northern Ireland on 8 March on whether Northern Ireland should remain part of the United Kingdom or join with the Republic of Ireland to form a united Ireland.

It was the first time that a major referendum had been held in any region of the United Kingdom. The referendum was boycotted by nationalists and resulted in a conclusive victory for remaining in the on: Northern Ireland. As Catholics, we should always be a bit uncomfortable with both parties, and never fully identify with either, though we may (and perhaps should) side with one over the other in certain.

Polls suggest gradual shift to united Ireland that a border poll should be held if the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland decides that it is “likely” that such a poll will produce a. In his new book, Good Intentions: A History of Catholic Voters’ Road from Roe to Trump, Millies provides an in-depth historical analysis of Catholic voting patterns over the last 50 years.

With the midterm elections looming, Millies hopes that in understanding how Catholics have behaved politically in the past, we can begin to make sense of. Unification would in all probability mean slashing public sector jobs and services in the north and hiking taxes in the south, incentives for voters on both sides of the border to vote no.

The mission of is to educate and inspire Americans of all faiths to prioritize the issues of life, faith, and family.

Here’s what this means: Catholics must oppose abortion, not simply morally but also politically; but a Catholic may vote for a pro-abortion politician as long as.

(1) the Catholic does not support the politician’s pro-abortion position, and. (2) the Catholic has “proportionate reasons” for supporting the politician despite his pro-abortion position. Now, two things ought to be obvious: 1) democracy is the best expression of the direct participation of citizens in political choices, but 2) the statement is not the same as saying citizens should always participate in political choices or that their participation should always be direct.

Further, if the statement is quoted in its entirety and. The Good Friday Agreement has called for a border poll and there may be one as early assay some experts. Catholics of voting age will hold a demographic advantage. Irish Times poll: Northern Ireland voters do not want DUP-Tory Brexit Large majority would back staying in EU in second vote while one-third want border poll Thu, Mar 7, Author: Pat Leahy.

And according to exit polls, nearly identical shares of Catholics voted for Democrats (50%) and Republicans (49%) in elections for the U.S.

House of Representatives. White Catholics are more likely to vote Republican, while Hispanic Catholics overwhelmingly back Democrats. (Most American Catholics are either white or Hispanic. If our best option is to vote for a candidate whose immigration policies are unjust, let us redouble our efforts to advocate for our brothers and sisters at our border.

The true test of .As an accompaniment, we heard from the habitual harping chorus of “disaffected Catholics” the media invariably deploys to pre-empt papal sojourns – feminist Catholics, homosexual Catholics, those who think the priesthood should be a 9-to-5 job (off with the vestments, back home to the wife and kiddies), trendy theologians and proponents.Campaigning for president, Kennedy spoke at the Greater Houston Ministerial Association.

Even as late ashe had to explain why Protestants could vote for a Catholic. The speech has many critics.