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Obama, An Undiplomatic Arbiter for Israel and Palestine

From the outset of his presidency, Barack Obama was thought to be much more sympathetic with the prospect of a Palestinian state than his predecessor, George W. Bush. Bush, as a matter of fact, was no less committed to the …

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Archbishop Dolan and Rep. Paul Ryan Exchange Positive Letters on the Budget

Since offering his recommendations to cut the federal budget, Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, has been accused by the Catholic Left of destroying Medicare and ending funding of programs to help those in poverty. That none …

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A Reckless and Unjust Accusation

The accusation made by a group of Catholic academics in their open letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner is a grave one, and should be made only after careful reflection. They charge that the voting record of the …

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Issues for Catholic Voters (2012 edition) – Health Care

Health Care “Life and physical health are precious gifts entrusted to us by God. We must take reasonable care of them, taking into account the needs of others and the common good. Concern for the health of its citizens requires …

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"Academics" Criticize Boehner But Betray Their Indifference to Obama’s Abortion Agenda

A group of Catholic “academics” has delivered a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner’s office critical of the recent budget passed by the House of Representatives. There are several problems with this letter.

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The Catholicity of Paul Ryan’s Budget

The Kingdom of God is neither a program of social reform nor a political platform. When rendering to Caesar those things that are Caesar’s, we do a disservice to God if we reduce God to the level of a political …

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Issues for Catholic Voters (2012 edition) – Economic Issues

Economic Issues The well-being of our families, communities, and nation depends on the success of business and industry to create wealth. The greater the growth of industry, the more stable our society becomes: “Another name for peace is development. Just …

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House Passes No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act by a vote of 251-175. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act was re-introduced this Congress by Rep. Chris Smith (R, NJ-04) and Rep. Dan …

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Issues for Catholic Voters (2012 edition) – Education

Education “The right and the duty of parents to educate their children are primordial and inalienable” (CCC 2221). Most parents know that it’s their job to oversee the education of their children, but some mistakenly think it’s the responsibility of …

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Time for Consistent Abortion Funding Policy

The House of Representatives will consider H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. President Obama stood before Congress on September 9, 2009 and said: “And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up …

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