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“The image of the ‘seamless garment’ has been used by some theologians and Catholic politicians, in an intellectually dishonest manner.” That’s a sentiment that many Catholics, particularly in the pro-life movement, have expressed. What’s significant about this expression of the sentiment is the person who uttered it: the pope’s own doctrinal watchdog. Here are 11 things […]

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Or will your children or grandchildren? Before you scoff at the possibility, recognize that it has already been happening to people. The homosexual lobby is relentless and is not seeking tolerance. It is seeking coerced social approval of homosexual behavior. That includes forcing non-homosexuals to participate in homosexual “pride” celebrations. It happened right here in […]

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by Jimmy Akin

in Government

(Cross-posted on The League of Bearded Catholics blog) Hello, is this thing on? *Harrumph*… perhaps I was busy trimming my beard, or maybe my nose hair (which requires far greater concentration), but I seem to have completely missed out on any national conversation or debate over this, which I'm sure must have been vocal and abundant.  Far be it […]

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Continued from Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 UPDATED: Part 6 comments link (page 4) (TypePad, this is getting old) SDG here (not Jimmy). In my last couple of installments, I’ve argued for the moral legitimacy of voting for the candidate you regard as the least problematic […]

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 UPDATE: new comments link for Part 5 (TypePad says they’re working on this!) New comments link for Part 4 (TypePad says they’re working on this!) SDG here (not Jimmy) with more thoughts on voting. In Part 4 I […]

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Catholic Exchange reports that Biden said yesterday "that if I lived in California, I would vote against Proposition 8," i.e., he would vote against defining marriage in California to be "between a man and a woman." (Hat tip: Ignatius Insight.) This appears to conflict with his claims in the VP debate with Sarah Palin that […]

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 New comments link for Part 4! (TypePad says they’re working on this!) SDG here (not Jimmy). In previous posts, I’ve argued that, on the basis of what Catholic moral teaching understands as fundamental moral principles, the Obama–Biden ticket […]

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 SDG here (not Jimmy). John McCain supports embryonic stem-cell research. Although his support appears to be somewhat qualified and conflicted, and there are signs that he may be moving away from supporting ESCR, his history of consistent support […]

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 SDG here (not Jimmy). In my previous post I said "There are good reasons not to be thrilled with either of the two major candidates." I want to reiterate that. I don’t see the election this year as […]

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 SDG here (not Jimmy). In this election season, questions about voting and morality are naturally under discussion in the Catholic blogosphere and the larger Catholic world. At times the range of possible answers being proposed and discussed has […]

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