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Old 11-09-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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Historically, Catholics have voted for Democrats over Republicans. Since 1928, a majority of Catholics voted for Eisenhower (1956), Nixon(1972), Reagan (1980, 1984), and GW Bush (2004).
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With the exception of abortion and school choice, Democrats are more in line with traditional Catholic teachings on Social Justice.

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Being from VA, I will love it when Cuccinelli goes. He's frightening.
I don't know much about him, except that he was put on par with Santorum for his archaic views, that he went to UVa for undergrad, and that, from this photo, it looks like he can outbreed Romney.

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Historically, Catholics have voted for Democrats over Republicans. Since 1928, a majority of Catholics voted for Eisenhower (1956), Nixon(1972), Reagan (1980, 1984), and GW Bush (2004).
Catholic Church and politics in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

With the exception of abortion and school choice, Democrats are more in line with traditional Catholic teachings on Social Justice.
Good quote, with lots of practical information. Numbers often say more than words. Very true about Social Justice and, among the Catholic orders, the Jesuits seem to be the more ardent champions of this cause, and are often viewed as the most liberal wing of the RCC. I get the impression that the Franciscans are largely about attending to the needs of the marginalized and downtrodden in society. In any major city, the "go to" liberal church is generally either downtown or in the hippy-dippy areas, and is either a Jesuit or a Franciscan parish.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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Good quote, with lots of practical information. Numbers often say more than words. Very true about Social Justice and, among the Catholic orders, the Jesuits seem to be the more ardent champions of this cause, and are often viewed as the most liberal wing of the RCC. I get the impression that the Franciscans are largely about attending to the needs of the marginalized and downtrodden in society. In any major city, the "go to" liberal church is generally either downtown or in the hippy-dippy areas, and is either a Jesuit or a Franciscan parish.
Last week, my parish was the one of the last stops for the Nuns on the Bus tour. We are proudly (notoriously?) the "Leftiest" church in our otherwise very conservative diocese. It set off quite the confrontation with the Bishop

Nuns Launch Virginia Bus Tour in Arlington | ARLnow.com
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