Former Boston mayor and Vatican ambassador Ray Flynn is leading a new effort by the Massachusetts Catholic Conference to mobilize Catholic voters on issues of concern to Catholics. Flynn points out that this isn’t about Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal, but about being Catholic. (He is a Democrat, by the way.)
“We want to come together as Catholics and faithful and patriotic Americans to build a stronger country. We want our voices heard in the civic life of this country.”
Unfortunately, the lack of education of Catholics on these issues comes through clearly as some people at the meeting showed the inability to distinguish between pro-life issues that brook no debate and other issues that concern prudential matters—just war and the death penalty—on which Catholics of good will can disagree while remaining within the boundaries of Church teaching.