Monday, April 21, 2008

Being Targeted

Did you know that Catholics were being targeted in this election?
Catholics, once reliably Democratic and who now make up one-quarter of the U.S. population, have grown increasingly diverse and far less predictable in their political loyalties.
Problem is that all of the candidates disagree with major church teaching in one way or another.

Also interesting in this article is the stats about the numbers of Catholics in Texas.
The number of Catholics in the Lone Star State tripled between 1975 and 2005 to 6.7 million — now one quarter of the state's population. In Texas, Catholics rank second to evangelical Christians, who make up about 37 percent of the state's population, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
I had no idea there were that many of us - it sure doesn't feel like it sometimes!

2 comments:

Mandy said...

I am having a hard time with this election. Just as you said, each candidate disagrees with major church teaching. I don't know who to vote for.

Stevie said...

I know what you mean. I guess find the candidate that comes closest since there aren't any really clear cut choices. It is hard.