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Old 02-23-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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I was thinking this last night and I realized that in my numerous interactions with Catholics, I've never met or even heard of one who is as radical as Santorum in his views.(Though I've met quite a few evangelicals who are). And I have many family and friends who are Catholic--both liberal and conservative Catholics--but none seem to match Santorum in their devotion so social conservatism. So I thought I'd ask the Catholics here, devout or not, two questions:

1) Are there a lot of right wing Catholics on the level of Santorum? Am I missing something here?
2) As a Catholic, what's your take on a fellow member of your denomination? Do you think he could affect how people see Catholicism for good or for ill?

Thanks,
Mackinac81
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: southern california
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if you think catholics block vote, then u believe no catholic is on the pill.
i think the top 3 gop pics for candidates are clowns and that ron paul should be president. when it was time to annoint the chosen one to lead israel, they hid david bek he did not fit the profile of what a winner should look like. of course that did not save goliath did it?
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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if you think catholics block vote, then u believe no catholic is on the pill.
i think the gop pics for andidates are clowns and that ron paul should be president.
Well I know Catholics aren't a bloc like evangelicals. I think they're pretty evenly split between the Democrats and the GOP.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Well I know Catholics aren't a bloc like evangelicals. I think they're pretty evenly split between the Democrats and the GOP.
A large percentage of American's who identify as Catholics are really CINO's.

So when someone who really practices their faith like Santorum jumps out there it seems odd to many people even CINO's

That being said I'm voting for Paul in the primaries.

Did I mention I am a heavily conservative practicing Catholic.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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A large percentage of American's who identify as Catholics are really CINO's.

So when someone who really practices their faith like Santorum jumps out there it seems odd to many people even CINO's

That being said I'm voting for Paul in the primaries.

Did I mention I am a heavily conservative practicing Catholic.
I've noticed that too. Most Catholics I met aren't really serious about their faith, unfortunately. So, just curious, do Santorum's views reflect that of other conservative Catholics you might know?
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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My son's religion teacher just told his class the other day that "yoga was witchcraft." Unfortunately, having my kids in a Catholic school has been an eye-opener.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: 'Murica
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As a Catholic, I have to admit that we have some pretty horrible politicians coming out of our community. Santorum and Pelosi reinforce this notion strongly.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Well I know Catholics aren't a bloc like evangelicals. I think they're pretty evenly split between the Democrats and the GOP.
I like him.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:29 PM
 
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As a Catholic, I have to admit that we have some pretty horrible politicians coming out of our community. Santorum and Pelosi reinforce this notion strongly.
and Newt Gingrich. All Catholics? Hmmm...
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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and Newt Gingrich. All Catholics? Hmmm...
Newt converted to Catholicism. Not the same thing.

As a lapsed Catholic myself who spent time in the South, I have to chuckle at the choice facing southern Republican voters -- 2 Catholics, a Mormon and Ron Paul.
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