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Qui sopra una campagna promossa dai Catholic Democrats in occasione dell’incontro tra il Papa e Obama (cliccare sull’immagine per saperne di più). Notare che Obama è ritratto con la toga indossata in occasione della laurea honoris causa conferitagli dalla Università di Notre Dame.

In preparazione all’evento Obama ha incontrato la stampa cattolica USA e Avvenire.

Il resoconto (link) in National Catholic Reporter, e quello in Avvenire. Su National Catholic Register, i partecipanti all’incontro, le opinioni espresse da Obama sui vescovi, sull’abortosull’obiezione di coscienza negli ospedali, sul Medio Oriente, sulle divisioni nel mondo cattolico, sulle proprie scelte personali in campo religioso, e sui diritti degli omosessuali.

Anche su http://www.chiesa,  Magister dedica uno spazio ai commenti alla visita e all’intervista.

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Non ha detto niente di nuovo (un intera fetta del suo discorso riciclava un vecchio discorso che avevo già postato) ma28261028 quello che dice è oggettivamente nuovo, col suo richiamo a rispettarsi ed a lavorare per trovare il terreno comune, il common ground. Simpatizzo con la causa di quelli che hanno dissentito e con quelli che, in questa occasione, hanno protestato civilmente (finendo anche in galera) contro la legislazione attuale e l’inopportunità di quella laurea honoris causa, e anch’io attendo il presidente alla prova dei fatti (cosciente che quello che succederà farà scuola anche qui). Ma almeno da entrambe le parti c’è il coraggio di affrontare l’argomento, partendo dall’obiettivo dichiarato di ridurre il fenomeno. Mentre spesso ho la sensazione che qui da noi non si voglia neppure toccare l’argomento, di fatto sanzionandone il passaggio da tragedia depenalizzata a abusata prassi falsamente indolore. Poi Gallup diffonde dati che danno ragione a chi non ha abbassato la guardia nella battaglia culturale per la vita (vedere un futuro post).

A questo link il video del discorso completo (che ha subito in fondo poche contestazioni all’interno della sala).

Qui invece il testo completo del discorso, così come era programmato.

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http://www.catholicsforworkingfamilies.org/

Dear ,

I’m writing today on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker to ask for your help in passing one of the most important pieces of legislation Congress will consider this year. The Employee Free Choice Act will help rebuild our economy by providing a more just and democratic process for workers to choose to form unions. Without this legislation, working families will continue to lose ground – and that hurts everyone.

To help convince some key senators to support this legislation, I’ve recorded a radio spot for Catholics United’s “Catholics for Working Families” project. The ad is ready; now we need your help running it in these senators’ states. Can you help?

Why do I support the Employee Free Choice Act? Because my Catholic faith tells me that our economy’s success is measured by how our lowest-paid workers fare – not by the bottom lines of those at the top. In the past fifty years, U.S. union membership has declined from 30% to less than 12%. At the same time, working families’ income has stagnated and corporate pay has skyrocketed.

Please, join me in helping our legislators do the right thing for America’s hard-working families. Support the Catholics for Working Families radio ad campaign with a donation today.

Sincerely,

Martin Sheen and the Catholics United team

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Catholics meet Obama team, discuss policy – By DENNIS CODAY – Published: December 17, 2008

Delegates at the Philadelphia convention affirm the “Platform for the Common Good.” Representatives of 15 Catholic organizations met with President-elect Barack Obama’s transicacgtion team yesterday in Washington.

The Catholic groups presented members of the transition team with a list of policy concerns in the areas of international development and trade, health care reform, immigration, domestic policy and poverty reduction, and the environment. (altro…)

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the activists are pushing for the passage of legislation that would increase funding for social cacgnoprob_logoservices for pregnant women, such as low-cost health care and day care; provide grants at colleges for pregnant women and new mothers’ education; and set up maternity group homes. (…)

“There are certain things that we probably all can support, and then there are other things that we’re going to disagree about, and you find common ground on what you can, and then you have a political battle on your other issues,” said Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners.

Some Abortion Foes Shifting Focus From Ban to Reduction

By Jacqueline L. Salmon, Washington Post Staff Writer, Tuesday, November 18, 2008; A01

Frustrated by the failure to overturn Roe v. Wade, a growing number of antiabortion pastors, conservative academics and activists are setting aside efforts to outlaw abortion and instead are focusing on building social programs and developing other assistance for pregnant women to reduce the number of abortions.

Some of the activists are actually working with abortion rights advocates to push for legislation in Congress that would provide pregnant women with health care, child care and money for education — services that could encourage them to continue their pregnancies. (altro…)

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