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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Obama? McCain? What's a Catholic to Do?

I just received the item below by e-mail--and thought that some MOJ readers, supporters of McCain as well as supporters of Obama, would be interested in seeing it ... BOTH for its content AND for what its content signifies about the controversy among us Catholics over who to support in the general election.

Dear Michael,

A Nation for All cover

The November elections are just around the corner, and as in years past the Catholic vote will be crucial in determining who our nation's next generation of leaders will be. The religious far right is already hard at work making its case that faithful Catholics must vote according to a narrow partisan agenda - an agenda that leaves little concern for war, poverty, the environment, health care, and a host of other essential life issues.

That's why we're thrilled to announce the publication of A Nation for All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good Can Save America from the Politics of Division, by Catholics United director Chris Korzen and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good director Alexia Kelley. For a limited time, you can receive a copy of A Nation for All autographed by both Chris and Alexia with your $60 donation to Catholics United. For $100, we'll send you two copies.

Click here to donate to Catholics United and receive your
autographed copies of A Nation for All

In A Nation for All, Chris and Alexia demonstrate how the values at the core of our faith - loving our neighbors, concern for the poor, and building a society that prioritizes the health and well-being of everyone, not just the few - can help put an end to the partisanship and acrimony that have prevented progress on the important issues of our day.

A Nation for All is unique in that it directly challenges recent efforts by members of the far right and the Republican Party to coerce Catholics into supporting candidates who work against the common good. We show how the Catholic faith cannot be reduced to "litmus tests" or formulas designed to force the hands of Catholic voters, and confront the notion that denying Communion to candidates and voters is a legitimate and effective means of advancing the common good.

Make a $60 or $100 donation today and receive your
autographed copies of A Nation for All

By making a $60 or $100 donation to Catholics United, you not only receive your own autographed books, you help support the important work that Catholics United will be doing in the coming months. In addition to serving as an effective counterbalance to the far right's own plans to advance an anti-common good agenda, we'll be reminding all people of faith that America works best when we work together.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

The Catholics United Team

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