Memphis bishop: Catholics are not single-issue voters

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The good folks over at National Catholic Reporter have flagged the statement from Memphis Bishop J. Terry Steib who says Catholics need not be single-issue (i.e., abortion) voters. When measuring a candidate who does not embrace the full measure of Catholic teaching, Steib says there are other issues that matter. Steib said was most clear […]

  • Sally Bolling

    Bishop Steib has started a lot of catholic schools in Memphis for inner city children, and has a lot of vocations for a city the size of Memphis. However, he reminds me of those bishops in the Middle Ages who never visited their parish churches or supported their priests, and disregarded the pope. I hate to use the word ‘lazy’ but you rarely see him–anywhere–preaching, praying, visiting churches, which as we know is supposed to be required of bishops. I’m told he delegates virtually everything……….He probably didn’t write this letter; bless his heart, he wants to be accepted and admired by the kind of people who will like it, and he doesn’t care about those ‘tacky’ one issue voters; although I’m inclined to think he would have been a one issue voter about slavery in 1860.

  • Tom Rochford

    I’ve been a Knight since the early 60s. I haven’t been active in the late years.
    I’m in Shelby County (Memphis). I’ve paid dues and supported St Francis Assisi Church in Cordova Tenn.
    Although I never had a college education, if I could Notre Dame would have been first choice.

    Im a combat vet of Korea and VN. I’ve already submitted my contribution to the Bishops Appeal. I advertise in the St.Ann, St.Francis Bulletin as well as the Tn Catholic Paper.

    It’s hard for me to understand why Catholics voted for a President that endorses Murder of new born babies.
    AND, now wants to give him an honory degree.

    Why have the Cardnals and Bishops been silent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s my intention to Cancel all Advertising and no longer support a church that has no back bone and is wishy washy about abortion.

    Some thing is Wrong with Catholics Silence.

    Tom Rochford