Yearly Archives: 2010
By Deal W. Hudson
Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D, PA-03) is running for her second term in Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District against Republican Mike Kelly. Kelly is leading in all the lastest polling and evidence points to Dahlkemper’s vote in support of Obamacare and its abortion mandates. (more…)
By Deal Hudson
A host of commentators on the Tea Party phenomena have mindlessly described the participants as exclusively concerned with fiscal issues. Anyone who has attended one of these events knows better.
Those who attend Tea Parties across the country are solid, middle Americans, from blue collar to white collar, all united not only by a concern for the profligate spending of the federal government, but also by the equally irresponsible social agenda of the Obama administration. (more…)
By Stephen Phelan
It’s a good thing that the conversation about “Social Justice” is heating up again. The exchange between Deacon Keith Fournier and Deal Hudson is the latest between faithful Catholics who are serious about helping the Church communicate its teaching on the proper ordering of society with regard to politics and economics, and how those who have some degree of wealth can best enter into solidarity those who don’t. (more…)
By Deal Hudson
Recent polling shows the religiously active Catholic vote is trending strongly toward the GOP. Gary Andres summarizes the findings by commenting:
“While Republicans lost among Catholics in 2006 by 11-points and 13-points in 2008, they now hold a 7-point lead (39%-32%) among Catholics in general. Republicans also lead among Catholics who attend church once a week or more by 12 points.”
These numbers look back to the results of the 2004 presidential election when George W. Bush crushed the Catholic candidate, Sen. John Kerry, by 5% among all self-identified Catholics and by nearly 20% among Catholics attending Mass at least once a week. (more…)
Gary Andres writes in RealClearPolitics about the strong trending of the Catholic vote toward the GOP, especially among Mass-attending Catholics, the reasons for that trending, and the races where that might make the most difference. In his column, he cites a recent Resurgent Republic poll.
“The survey suggests that swing Catholic and Protestant voters are trending toward the Republicans, especially compared to 2006 and 2008 – a shift that could help the GOP win a number of closely contested House and Senate seats.
“For example, among those who attend church more than once a week the GOP lead by 27 points on the ballot test (16 points among those who attend once a week). According to 2008 House exit polls, Republicans won “more than once a week” church attendees in 2008, but by a much narrower 6-point margin. Democrats lead on the generic ballot by 36 points among those who never attend church.”
By Lisa Correnti
On Thursday, September 16, 2010, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee presided over hearings on the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). This discussion titled “The Promise of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research,” was scheduled by a disapproving Harkin after U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth ruled the National Institute of Health (NIH) under the Obama administration violated federal law by funding embryo-destroying stem cell research and a temporary injunction was placed on further funding. (more…)
By Matt Smith
Congress comes back to Washington D.C. this week. They have a lot of unfinished business most importantly being the fact they have not passed appropriations bills for the next fiscal year which begins October 1st and it does not look like they will get them done before running home to campaign. This will force a lame duck session and the pro-abortion lobby led by Planned Parenthood is cheering for Congress to do just that this year. (more…)
Monday, September 13, 2010 marks 50 days until Americans will go to the polls to vote in the mid-term Congressional elections.
Our friends at Priests for Life recently started a “Prayer for our Nation as we Prepare to Elect our Leaders.” They are calling upon each of us to join in the following prayer each day leading up to the important decisions we will make on November 2, 2010 about the future direction of our country. (more…)
By Patrick Lee
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the life of good deeds that God has prepared in advance . . .”