Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Huckabee Is The "Catholic" Candidate For 2008

...according to a prominent Catholic layman. He takes issue with a Catholic publication that featured an article which he said contained distortions about Mike Huckabee. He makes a case that Huckabee is a better choice for Catholics than Fred Thompson.

But I can’t remain silent about the unanswered distortions about Mike Huckabee over Fred Thompson in the presidential race found in California Catholic Daily’s Jan. 11 posting, “Keeping the coalition together is the key to success.” It was an article covering the California Pro-Life Council's endorsement of Thompson for president. It was totally one-sided and misleading to Catholic voters. CCD is a great publication and provides a valuable service to Catholics. I can understand how things like this can slip through trying to meet tight deadlines.

Rest of story here.

Janet Folger also thinks Mike Huckabee is the one. She makes a very ambitious, even extreme, prediction in this article. Pro-lifers would be rejoicing in the streets if her predictions prove correct.

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At 7:36 PM, Blogger Lucca Brazzi said...

“Christ didn’t tell us to go to the government and pass a bill to get some of these social problems dealt with. He told us to do it,”
“The government has its role, but we need to keep firmly in mind the role of the government, and the role of us as individuals and as Christians on the other.”

Fred Thompson

Enough said.

At 8:42 PM, Blogger ELA said...

Thanks Lucca for the comment but I'm afraid it's rather vague. Government exists in order to assist in the right ordering of society so which "social problems" are we supposed to tackle without the help of government? Abortion? Poverty?

If you could provide a little more detail it would help to clarify your quote.

At 10:21 AM, Blogger Lucca Brazzi said...

Like Fred Thompson I think that on many social issues we spend far to much time and resources fighting to get the government to fight what should be our Christian battles. You can not win hearts and minds by passing laws even laws against those things that we as Christians we are so against.

I find it odd that we think that our Christian message can only be fruitful if we can get the government to pass laws to help us, yet Christ was able to teach while under Roman Law and I don't ever remember ever reading about the Caesars or the Roman Senate passing even one law that promoted his teachings.

At 11:29 PM, Blogger ELA said...


I think the role of government and law is really the question here. As I understand it, it is the duty of the State to do what is necessary to protect its citizens from violations of human rights and from evildoers. It really has nothing to do with winning hearts and minds, although laws do invariably set the moral tone for a nation.

Robert George recently wrote a good article on this subject. You can read it at this url

Perhaps you'd like to read it and offer more comment.


At 1:28 PM, Blogger Lucca Brazzi said...

I was recently ask then if I thought Jesus would want abortions to be legal and I was farther accused of being like Fred lazy on this subject this was my response:

No I don't for a second believe that Jesus would approve of abortion, but I also think that he wouldn't care if the government allowed or disallowed them. He would teach that it is wrong and ask us to spread the word. He would want us to do everything we could to change the hearts of those who would commit such a sin and to assist them to find another way, but he would not have men with guns or threats of imprisonment sway them. You think I overstate my case but what is the true result of breaking such a law, will not an armed officer of the government go to the person restrain them place them in prison. So what is the result of this acted have you saved the child? Have you saved the sinner? No you have only proven that if the person doesn't abide by the teachings of Christ you will have them punished.

You have also freed yourself of the burden of outreach to such people for have you not arranged by having the government address this transgression given over to them to teach the transgressor a lesson and other words you have chosen the 'lazy' way of addressing the problem.

The lesson I get from the word is that even a woman whom has aborted a child can come to Christ and speak of her sin and he would not send authorities with guns to punish and imprison her, but instead he would offer her love and forgiveness.

At 2:33 AM, Blogger ELA said...


I wonder from your comments whether we are talking about the same Jesus...the Word of God made flesh...the One who delivered the Law, the Ten Commandments to Moses...the one who warned men to repent of their sins or face the impending judgment of God and the possibility of hell, not an earthly jail, for those who refuse His offer.

Law has its purpose Lucca, and God is the great Lawgiver.

As I said before,

Robert George recently wrote a good article on this subject. You can read it at this url

Why not look a little further into it?

Blessings in Christ


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