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  •  Primacy of conscience (2+ / 0-)
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    is a well established Catholic principle:

    Catholic Catechism

    1782 Man has the right to act in conscience and in freedom so as personally to make moral decisions. "He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. Nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious matters."

    We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

    by bmcphail on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:28:59 AM PST

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    •  funny that they don't allow (1+ / 0-)
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      people to act according to their conscience when it comes to women's health and birth control.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:32:29 AM PST

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      •  They have no way of not allowing it. (1+ / 0-)
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        They just want to bullly people into action or non action.  That bullying is the crux of their incredulity.  It in no way resembles what the Church is supposed to be.

        Everyone! Arms akimbo!

        by tobendaro on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 03:01:44 PM PST

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