Katholic Politicians

Why Communion Could Be Denied
to Anti-Life Legislators

Interview With an American Theologian in Rome

“ROME, APRIL 26, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Moves by the Church to deny Holy Communion
to staunchly pro-abortion Catholic politicians are growing.”

What
Vatican II did, and didn’t, teach about conscience

Elections and voting booths are never `faith-free’ zones

“Vatican II must be the most widely praised and rarely followed council in
Catholic history -at least when it comes to candidates and voters.

Catholics who appeal to the “spirit of Vatican II” and claim to be following
their consciences when they ignore Catholic teaching on issues of vital public importance
would be wise to revisit what the council actually said.”

Analysis:
Kerry and Catholicism

By Uwe Siemon-Netto, UPI Religion Correspondent

“Washington, DC, Apr. 19 (UPI) — There are between 25 and 30 million Catholic
voters in the United States, most of whom favored the Democrats. But today about
40 percent are independents. And they make up a big chunk in swing states such as
Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — states the
presumptive Democrat candidate John Kerry must win if he wants to make it to the
White House.”

For
Catholic Politicians, a Hard Line

By Charlotte Allen
Sunday, April 11, 2004; Page B01

“Today, Easter Sunday, tens of millions of American Catholics will crowd into
churches to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion in honor of Christianity’s most
sacred feast day, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Among those
standing in the Communion line may be Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry, the likely
Democratic nominee for president.”

Canon
Law and Catholic In Name Only

“A debate is brewing around St. Blog over the appropriateness of refering to
pro-abort ‘Catholic’ politicians as Catholic In Name Only (CINO). Initially,
I intended to stay clear of this controversy since I’m personally not fond of the
CINO label. This has nothing to do with canon law and everything to do with taste
— I prefer the much more inflamatory (and I would argue accurate) designation of
Demoncrat.”

Catholic(?) Kerry
Watch

“Chronicling Democratic presidential frontrunner John Kerry’s desperate attempts
to maintain his status as ‘a Catholic in good standing’ while publicly
flouting the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.”