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Catholic Pro-Life Group Endorses Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan
Life News ^ | August 17, 2012 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 08/18/2012 1:51:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This week, one of the leading pro-life groups for Catholics made the decision to put its imprimatur on the presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, saying it is the right vote for pro-lifers.

On the heels of Romney’s picking a pro-life running mate in Rep. Paul Ryan, Brian Burch of Catholic Vote told his supporters, “Mitt Romney made his choice. Today we are making ours.”

“ is proud to announce that we are enthusiastically endorsing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential race,” Burch said.

“The decision to endorse Romney for President was made after Governor Romney announced Saturday that he had selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate,” Burch continued. “Congressman Ryan is a superb choice. He is a committed Catholic and a candidate willing to engage in the much-needed debate about the role of government in our society – including the moral dimensions of our ballooning federal government. Paul Ryan actually uses the word ‘subsidiarity’ and can explain it.”

“Paul Ryan is also strongly pro-life. He has a 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee,” Burch added. “Perhaps most importantly — Paul Ryan also clearly understands the dangers posed by the HHS mandate, and he will fight as hard as anyone to make sure it is eliminated.”

“Many people are heralding the selection of Ryan because of what he represents, and the seriousness that he will inject into the campaign. But the choice of Ryan also tells us something significant about Mitt Romney too: Paul Ryan is the man Mitt Romney believes is best suited to assume the responsibilities of President should that become necessary,” Burch added. “Of all the qualified choices available to him, Mitt Romney chose a dedicated pro-life Catholic to help him turn the country around. While some predicted Romney would select a “safe” running mate, the former Massachusetts governor went bold. America cannot afford to tiptoe anymore around the critical issues facing our country. With entitlement programs set to go bankrupt, our economy floundering, and the moral fabric of our nation disintegrating, we need leaders willing to take bold risks to get us back on track. And in his first major decision, Mitt Romney delivered. Big time.”

For Catholic voters, Burch said this could be a pivotal moment for the Catholic Church in America

“Paul Ryan will be the first pro-life Catholic to appear on a Republican presidential ticket since Roe v. Wade. Paul Ryan understands his faith. He understands Catholic social teaching, and prays and works to apply his faith to the practice of politics, including his economic and budget proposals,” he explained.

Ultimately, he said the pair of a vision for America “grounded in human dignity and freedom.”

TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Other Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012endorsements; abortion; catholics; catholicvote; moralabsolutes; prolife; prolifevote; romney; romney2012; ryan

1 posted on 08/18/2012 1:51:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wonder what excuse those "demonRAT Catholics" that vote straight demonRAT will do when faced with this moral choice?

Never mind.

2 posted on 08/18/2012 3:44:42 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My wife is filling out a questionnaire from a Catholic organization that is obviously anti-Obama/dim agenda.
The questionnaire results are to be sent to ‘the supreme leader’.

My SiL told me their Bishop has asked his parishioners to vote repub. This is a big city, thousands of members.
And yes, surprised me too.

3 posted on 08/18/2012 5:55:28 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: All

I wonder how long it will take before they get labeled a hate group by the SPLC?

4 posted on 08/18/2012 5:57:41 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: newnhdad; Diogenes

I wonder how long before they get labeled a hate group by Diogenes. :)

5 posted on 08/18/2012 6:00:30 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: USS Alaska
Why do you judge all Catholics like that? We aren't.
6 posted on 08/18/2012 10:16:53 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: USS Alaska
Perhaps you haven't noticed.

Wisconsin bishop praises Paul Ryan, discusses intrinsic evils, prudential judgments
Dolan: Ryan Is a ‘Great Public Servant’ (great insight into Ryan's views)
Paul Ryan’s Bishop Defends Him Amid Attacks on His Application of Church Teaching
Paul Ryan, Catholic Who Looks to Church's Social Teaching, Tapped as Romney Running Mate
The other Ryan: the candidate’s wife, Janna
Paul Ryan, Joe Biden, and Liberal False Equivalence
Ryan as VP Pick Continues Election Year Focus on Catholicism
Paul Ryan Faces Left-Wing Religious Attack
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness (Paul Ryan)
Paul Ryan: Midwesterner, Catholic, intellectual

7 posted on 08/18/2012 10:18:22 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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