Wooing dumbed down Catholics

Wooing dumbed down Catholics

Barbara Kralis writes about how dumbed down Catholics may win the presidency for John Kerry.  By dumbed down she means the vast majority of self-proclaimed Catholics who nevertheless dissent from the Church’s teaching (or are just plain ignorant) on abortion, contraception, the Real Presence, and so on. She contends that Kerry’s recent moves vis a vis the Catholic Church have been designed to shore up his support among these Catholic “swing” voters, i.e., Catholics who aren’t strong enough in pro-life convictions to never vote for a pro-abort candidate. These are traditionally Democrat Catholics who are conservative in many ways and liberal in others and swing back and forth between Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives.

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Domenico Bettinelli

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