Monthly Archives: March 2012
I was really excited yesterday to be able to vote in North Dakota’s presidential caucus. I was even more excited for the fact that I was going to get to vote for Rick Santorum, and was elated that Rick won in North Dakota and overall had a pretty good run last night.
But when someone, a fellow Catholic and conservative ‘s my choice to vote for Santorum I was utterly disappointed. While Santorum is my first choice, I realize that he is not everyone’s. But to sad face that I am voting for him? Please. Santorum’s stances on the issues and voting record are more than solidly conservative. Anybody who wants a conservative replacement for Obama can appreciate that. Furthermore, as Catholics we really should appreciate Santorum who is indeed Catholic, not a John F. Kennedy Catholic, but a true honest to goodness Catholic (with the exception of the death penalty).
Now I’m not saying that Catholics are required to have Santorum as a first choice, but no Catholic should be sad that somebody would choose to vote for Santorum. Since we are Catholics first and Republican second, we should be supporting the candidates who embody Catholic values. At the very least we shouldn’t be upset at the Catholics who do support these candidates even if they weren’t our own first choices.
I hope you don’t feel neglected. It’s been quite the interesting week at work. I’m not at liberty to discuss any of the goings on, but I can say that Bismarck has turned out to be way more exciting (not necessarily in a good way) than anyone might have imagined it would be.
Expect a few thoughts from me soon, including a little a thought I’ve been having in regards to St. Jerome’s quote: ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.
Did you know that there is a patron saint against pirate attacks?
Make sure to invoke St. Albinus of Angers if you go out into dangerous waters on this his feast day!
- Contribution of Women. That the whole world may recognize the contribution of women to the development of society.
- Persecuted Christians. That the Holy Spirit may grant perseverance to those who suffer discrimination, persecution, or death for the name of Christ, particularly in Asia.