Thursday, November 15, 2007

O'Malley Voices Opposition to Pro-Death Politicians

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley challenged the position of Democrats on abortions yesterday. O'Malley said that Democrats have "been extremely insensitive to the church's position, on the gospel of life in particular, and on other moral issues."Massachusetts Catholics have a long history of voting Democrat, but in recent years there has been more of a balance between Democratic voting and Republican voting. The Republican Party currently holds a pro-life platform, but falls short in other political issues. For example, the Republican Party is supportive of the death penalty and the war in Iraq. O'Malley is vehemently opposed to both of them. As O'Malley said, there really isn't a party that is in full harmony with Church teachings. Nevertheless, one-issue voting may be necessary for the elimination of candidates to choose from. Said O'Malley: "As Catholics we are not single-issue voters," but says, "a candidate's position on a single issue that involves an intrinsic evil, such as support for legal abortion or the promotion of racism, may legitimately lead a voter to disqualify a candidate from receiving support."

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