Jennifer, you could do us all a favor & not vote for Kerry who will be bent on stacking the court with pro abortion secularist judicial nominees. Anyways, as I have posted from reputable Catholic websites, to be a "faithful" Catholic you are not permitted to vote for any candidate that is pro abortion. Since I know you going to come up with some lame excuse on why I'm wrong or those sites have it wrong, here's another great source straight from the Bishops themselves.
It's called "Living the gospel of Life: A challenge to American Catholics."http://www.nccbuscc.org/prolife/gospel.htm
Jennifer, the Bishops of your own church in this statement want you to support a "gospel of life." Voting for Kerry & the democrat machine is quite contrary to this. The Vatican also wants you to hate what God hates, & God hates the blood shed of the innocent.
Linus tries to put me in the "liberal" box and Seraphim tries to put me in the "conservative Catholic" box. It's the same kind of labeling and equally silly.
What's even more silly are the labels you are slapping on people & disregard the "content" of thier arguements to suite you own agenda of skirting your "moral" duty to honor your faith when it comes to the issue at hand. The whole your just a cunfused convert who is really, "catholic, or "western catholic", or "protestant", or a "confused Roman Catholic" doesn't really wash here & people see right through it.
Your "freedom of conscience" you have also brought up before also don't wash here. If anything, this makes you sound very "western", or "protestant" because the only Catholics that use that arguement are ones that are in direct conflict with the Pope & the magesterium. So, it looks like you are the "protestant" here, not me.
I also find it humurous because I agree with ALL the teachings of Holy Orthodoxy as being true. You, on the other hand are obviously conflicted with your church's teachings.
You also didn't address the questions I posted from EWTN on a Catholic's voting responsibility. I'm interested in what you have to say about the last question:
14. Is it a mortal sin to vote for a pro-abortion candidate?
Except in the case in which a voter is faced with all pro-abortion candidates (in which case, as explained in question 8 above, he or she strives to determine which of them would cause the let damage in this regard), a candidate that is pro-abortion disqualifies himself from receiving a Catholic’s vote. This is because being pro-abortion cannot simply be placed alongside the candidate's other positions on Medicare and unemployment, for example; and this is because abortion is intrinsically evil and cannot be morally justified for any reason or set of circumstances. To vote for such a candidate even with the knowledge that the candidate is pro-abortion is to become an accomplice in the moral evil of abortion. If the voter also knows this, then the voter sins mortally.
---It says here that voting for a pro abortion candidate is to become a accomplice in the moral evil of abortion. You are also in mortal sin if you do. By th way, I have been consistant in my views in NEVER voting for pro abortion candidates. Any thoughts on this Jen?