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Biden to be Catholic president in time of a culture war over abortion – Sydney Morning Herald

Catholic social justice teaching that “we are all in the same boat” holds potential for a new sort of moment in the Democratic Party, the church and the US.

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For five decades, conservative Catholics and Republican leaders in the US have tried to win over Catholic voters to an agenda that serves the interests of the GOP, especially on abortion.
Despite these overtures in our national politics, that agenda never really has found any success at the federal level. Roe v. Wade, which protects a woman’s right to an abortion, is the law today as much as it was in 1973.
John F. Kennedy became America’s first Catholic president. Credit:UPI Telephoto

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