Catholic voters, just like the rest of America, want government to focus on solving problems for American families, such as increasing access to affordable health care and helping children stay healthy.
Despite the church hierarchy’s claims that abortion needed to be the one issue that Catholics voted on, Catholics overwhelmingly disagreed with the idea that abortion should be the deciding factor this election.
Progressive Catholic electoral activity is yet another example of the dangers of mixing politics and faith.
Catholics have often been urged by their clergy to be single-issue voters when it comes to abortion. But this year a much broader social justice agenda is guiding these voters.
Right wingers are appealing to the political parties and to universities to punish the straying Catholics–bishops can’t find traction, the government can’t do it, and the “problem” of Catholics showing common sense is out of control.