Friday, January 20, 2006

Catholics in American Politics

As we approach the 2008 elections, not that you should forget the ones in between, as Catholics we have a growing voice in American politics. In the last presidential election, the views of Catholics became the new “soccer moms” of previous elections. We see over and over the differences in voting habits of practicing Catholics, non-practicing, occasional practicing and whatever else the pollsters can come-up with. The greatest outgrowth of the emerging Catholic voice is the increased activity into politics for these individuals. So what are your ideas to promote Catholic views in the public debate? Do you take a pragmatic view or a spiritual one? Do Catholic views find their home in the Republican, Democrat or another political party?