Loading
US Bishops’ “Presidential Questionnaire” not withdrawn, just “not published,” says USCCB official
US Bishops’ “Presidential Questionnaire” not withdrawn, just “not published,” says USCCB official

.- An official from the US Bishops Communications Office told Catholic News Agency that the “Presidential Questionnaire,” delivered some weeks ago to both the Bush and Kerry campaigns, was not withdrawn due to pro-life criticism - as some pro-life groups have claimed – but simply “not published.”

David Early of the USCCB Communications office stated that the USCCB “decided not to publish the results of the questionnaire because neither of the candidates responded to it before the deadline.”

It was hoped that the questionnaire would help Catholic voters in deciding which candidate to vote for by showing how much their campaigns were in line with Catholic teaching.

Pro-life groups slammed the questionnaire for giving equal weighting to issues which, according to Catholic teaching, are not of equal importance. According to Austin Ruse, president of the Culture of Life Foundation, “it improperly equates doctrinal issues like abortion with judgment calls like the minimum wage.”


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Exorcism or prayer of liberation?
Jul
23

Liturgical Calendar

July 23, 2014

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:1-9

Gospel
Date
07/23/14
07/20/14
07/19/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 1:1, 4-10
Gospel:: Mt 13: 1-9

Saint of the Day

St. John Cassian »

Saint
Date
07/23/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:1-9

Homily
Date
07/23/14
07/21/14
07/20/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: