Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph Catholics for Obama



There will be a meeting of the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph (Missouri) Catholics for Obama next Tuesday, September 30th at St. Paul's School, 6:30 pm. The Obama - Biden campaign's National Catholic Outreach Director, Mark Linton, will be there. This is an important opportunity to build on our success in winning the Catholic vote in Missouri.

Those interested in attending should email the moderator for more information.

20 comments:

John said...

Good luck to them. Our Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholics for Obama committee is doing great work too!

Frank said...

Article shows why it is a Mortal Sin to vote for obama.
http://www.lifenews.com/nat4365.html

Anonymous said...

September 25, 2008

To Whom it May Concern:

As a Catholic and a supporter of Barack Obama let me express my disappointment that some local parishes are distributing the “Voters Guide for Serious Catholics” by Catholic Answers Action, as well as other partisan political publications.

It appears this slick publication is nothing but partisan propaganda masquerading as Catholic literature. Unfortunately, this and other pamphlets are full of deceptive lies, clearly intended to paint the false picture that Catholic voters must support John McCain for President and Republicans for elected office. I challenge all of you to find a definitive statement from the Diocese or from the Church that voting for the “wrong” or “Democratic” candidate - on its own - is morally wrong, a sin, or in violation of Church teaching. Voters are free to choose whomever they see fit, based on good faith, real facts, and a well-formed conscience. People of good conscience and good intent will come to different conclusions.

I support Barack Obama and the change we need because our nation is on the wrong track economically, in foreign affairs, and in all of the areas we care about - including war, poverty, education, health care, the environment and — the sanctity of human life. Voting for failed policies, incompetence, corruption, greed, dishonesty, and the increasingly extreme, out of touch, out of the mainstream views of today’s Republican Party - is not mandatory in the Catholic Church - in spite of what some extreme conservatives want to believe. The extremists have a right to their own opinions, but not a right to their own facts. On the five subjects some argue are “Non-Negotiable” one should consider the following factual arguments and analysis. I humbly offer these as a rebuttal to these so-called “voters guides.”

1. Abortion: Barack Obama seeks sensible and pragmatic policies to dramatically reduce the number of abortions in America. He does not support jailing women who tragically choose abortion to end a crisis pregnancy - nor does he believe this approach will achieve anything but negative unintended consequences - including a return to the dark days of back-alley abortions. Women in crisis pregnancies need help, not a warrant for their arrest, or the mean-spirited label “Baby Killer.” This is the mainstream view of most Americans and most Catholics. John McCain supports the same failed policy of giving lip service to pro-life politics, and the false promise that making abortions illegal will adequately protect the unborn. For decades this strategy - talking about making abortion illegal - has succeeded in winning elections - but failed miserably in protecting unborn children. It is time for a change. 2. Euthanasia: Barack Obama, as well as most Americans, believe the responsibility to make end of life decisions largely belongs to patients, doctors and their families. Politics should play no role. Neither Barack Obama nor John McCain support euthanasia, and there is no credible evidence that either of them have supported it in the past. Both Barack Obama and John McCain expressed regret that the US Congress became involved with the Terry Schiavo case. Most Americans believed that extremist politics made a tragic situation even worse. 3. Stem Cell Research: Both Barack Obama and John McCain support medical research - including embryonic stem cell research - to help find cures for disease. Both have supported it in the past. Both of them - as well as most Americans - largely trust our best scientists - and not the government and politicians - to deal with complex ethical and biological issues such as this. 4. Human Cloning. Both Barack Obama and John McCain oppose human cloning and believe this practice crosses an ethical and moral line. Most Americans believe this is not an issue of significant controversy, and that human cloning should be prohibited. 5. Homosexual “Marriage”. Both John McCain and Barack Obama believe marriage is between a man and a woman and do not seek to legalize same-sex marriage. Both oppose a U.S. Constitutional Amendment to “ban” same sex marriage. Both have expressed support for same- sex “civil unions” to give same-sex couples equal protection, including the right to visit a partner in a hospital. Most Americans believe in a “live and let live” policy to same-sex couples. Most Americans believe all people - regardless of sexual orientation - should be treated with equality, respect and human dignity.

Please think for yourself and don’t let any “Voter Guide” do the thinking for you. And please consider joining many of your fellow Catholics in supporting the Obama-Biden ticket this fall.

Sincerely, ANOTHER CATHOLIC FOR OBAMA.

Kurt said...

Thank you. The “Voters Guide for Serious Catholics” by Catholic Answers Action is a Republican funded, focus group tested political hack job. Many dioceses and parishes have banned it from their property and any person away of it being distributed in churches should let Kathreine or me know and we will see that appropriate action is taken.

Anonymous said...

Frank --

This is America. Speak English or go back to where you (illegally) came from. Habla?

Rustler45 said...

ANONYMOUS SAID: 2. Euthanasia: Barack Obama, as well as most Americans, believe the responsibility to make end of life decisions largely belongs to patients, doctors and their families.

Of course, any liberal believes that lie.

CatholicsForDemocracy said...

"Of course, any liberal believes that lie."

Getting tired, aren't you, Rustler?

Anonymous said...

Nothing like pragmatism to save the day.

Rustler45 said...

"Frank --This is America. Speak English or go back to where you (illegally) came from. Habla?"

Ignore this Frank. It's just another racist Democrat.

Rustler45 said...

DEMOMARXIST SAID: "Getting tired, aren't you, Rustler?"

I was tired of you the first time you posted your ignorant tripe.

Rustler45 said...

ANONYMOUS SAID: "The extremists have a right to their own opinions, but not a right to their own facts. On the five subjects some argue are “Non-Negotiable” one should consider the following factual arguments and analysis. I humbly offer these as a rebuttal to these so-called “voters guides.”"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Some argue? And you c;ll yourself a "Catholic?"

Your rebuttal was one lie after another and you think that you are thinking for yourself? You're a riot.

No wonder you post anonymously.

Are you sure you're not Kurt? You sure sound like him.

Rustler45 said...

ANONYMOUS SAID: 1. Abortion: Barack Obama seeks sensible and pragmatic policies to dramatically reduce the number of abortions in America.

That's an outright lie Anonymous. Not only are you a coward you're a liar as well.

ANONYMOUS SAID: 2. Euthanasia: Barack Obama, as well as most Americans, believe the responsibility to make end of life decisions largely belongs to patients, doctors and their families.

Of course, any liberal believes that lie.

ANONYMOUS SAID: "...Barack Obama believe marriage is between a man and a woman and do not seek to legalize same-sex marriage."

How many lies are you going to tell in one post?

ANONYMOUS COWARD SAID: "Please think for yourself and don’t let....
Sincerely, ANOTHER CATHOLIC FOR OBAMA."

Oh really? You're cracking me up. A liberal thinking for himself?????

You have got to be kidding. Right?

ANONYMOUS SAID: "The extremists have a right to their own opinions, but not a right to their own facts. On the five subjects some argue are “Non-Negotiable” one should consider the following factual arguments and analysis. I humbly offer these as a rebuttal to these so-called “voters guides.”"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Some argue? And you call yourself a "Catholic?"

Your rebuttal was one lie after another and you think that you are thinking for yourself? You're a riot.

No wonder you post anonymously.

Are you sure you're not Kurt? You sure sound like him.

JOHN LENIN said...

ANONYMOUS (and for good reason) SAID:

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Frank --

This is America. Speak English or go back to where you (illegally) came from. Habla?

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ANON. you, as all other liberals, are a racist. please explain to Frank and myself why your whiteness makes you superior. democrats were the party of slavery and hate and have shifted that violence to infants without even breaking stride. I RECALL THE DEMOCRAT LADY DOWN THE STREET FROM US WHEN I WAS A KID THAT SAID BLACKS HAD NO SOULS. i see you have not changed.

JOHN LENIN said...

KRABKAKES
please explain your hatred of free speech and your justification of deleting so many posts that you disagree with

Rustler45 said...

SOME ANONYMOUS IDIOT SAID: "The extremists have a right to their own opinions, but not a right to their own facts."

I just had to revisit this moronic statement by this deeep thinker.

Only truth has rights. Opinions are mostly useless.

Rustler45 said...

JOHN LENIN SAID: "democrats were the party of slavery and hate and have shifted that violence to infants without even breaking stride.

Talk about hitting the nail on the head!!!!!!!!!

JOHN LENIN SAID: I RECALL THE DEMOCRAT LADY DOWN THE STREET FROM US WHEN I WAS A KID THAT SAID BLACKS HAD NO SOULS. i see you have not changed."

Twice in a row!

Anonymous said...

"
Unfortunately, this and other pamphlets are full of deceptive lies, clearly intended to paint the false picture that Catholic voters must support John McCain for President and Republicans for elected office."

That's funny. The IRS disagreed with you.

MEO

Pablo said...

Sixteen Carmelite Nuns were beheaded, Monks were murdered, Nuns were raped in order that 'Democracy' could come into being. Liberty, Fraternity, Equality. The freemason battle cry. The Masonic Founding Fathers of America took Satan’s stand of Non Serviam; they will serve God, but not His Christ.

Any Roman Catholic, and that includes the Holy Father, who participates in American Politics is an active participant in the murder of Religious. Did the Jews in Egypt who were in captivity one thousand years, participate in Egyptian politics?

Wake up and smell the coffee; we are Roman Catholics living in a country consecrated to Satan by Freemason rituals.

As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.

The prophet Zachary asked our Lord: “where did you get those wounds?” I got these in the house of those that loved me, who did nothing to defend me, and at times became accomplices of my adversaries.”

Authors note: All you Freemason Catholics need to go to confession and renounce your vows, you are in mortal sin. The Vatican, through Monsignor Camille Perl, has authored a directive about freemason membership by Catholics.

Anonymous said...

Where in the Constitution or in the Declaration of Independence do you find the right to kill another human being? (And, yes, I'm against war, and I'm against the state taking the life of another).

If you can find a clause that gives us this right, please send it to me. I promise I'll vote for Obama, not questions asked.

I do agree that a woman's body is her own--until she conceives. At that point she should protect her unborn child. It's a shame that the four legged animals do protect their young, and we feel so superior because we kill our own.

To end, start with abortion and eventually someone will come along and make a law that states that anyone over 65 will be automatically be put to death. Hey, they serve no purpose!

Respectuflly!

Molly said...

Good words.