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Faith and Politics

General Election 2008 Special Issue of Viewpoint

For decades, the PCC has upheld its long-standing tradition of surveying candidates for political office at both the federal and state levels, and educating voters about key Catholic issues. The questionnaires and the candidate research encompass a wide range of topics about the right
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“Googling” Your Conscience

We live in a remarkable time. The amount of information at our fingertips about the upcoming election for president is amazing. Type “Barack Obama” or “John McCain” into your favorite internet search engine, you get at least 70 million hits each for candidate.
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Know the Positions of the PA Auditor General Candidates – Election 2008

GENERAL ELECTION 2008 Know the Positions of the PA Auditor General Candidates As part of a statewide effort to educate people about candidates and their positions on issues important to Catholic voters, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) sent a questionnaire to candidates for
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Know the Positions of the PA Attorney General Candidates – Election 2008

GENERAL ELECTION 2008 Know the Positions of the PA Attorney General Candidates As part of a statewide effort to educate people about candidates and their positions on issues important to Catholic voters, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) sent a questionnaire to candidates for
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The Well-Informed Witness

The Sacrament of Confirmation “gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No.
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Vote And It Will Be Given To You

You get what you pay for, right? Is it not also true to say, you get who you vote for?As a faith community, we do not determine right and wrong by popular vote, although we do influence society and our quality of life by making informed moral choices when we cast our votes in secular
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This Election Is Anything But Off

Elections in odd numbered years are sometimes described as “off year.” Instead of voting for a prominent national office, governor, Congress or the state legislature, we elect municipal officials and “lesser known” statewide offices. On November 6, 2007, Pennsy
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Cultivating Pennsylvania’s Catholic Grassroots

The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2006) states, “Catholics must participate in political life and bring to bear upon it – by their voice and their vote – what they have learned about human nature, human destiny, and God’s will for hu
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Post Election Exhale

The dust has settled; the 2006 election is over. Analysts will debate what happened and why for years; but one thing is for certain, Catholics are a significant voting bloc. But how do Catholic voters properly educated on important issues by the teaching of the Church choose their can
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