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Steinfels on Voter Guides

October 16, 2006, 10:47 am | Posted by FPL

Peter Steinfels has a column in Sunday’s New York Times that discusses the plethora of voters guides available from faith groups across the ideological spectrum. It’s well worth reading, and mentions a couple of guides put out by FPL partners. One, by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, and another from Sojourners. Steinfels’ stock in trade is American Catholicism, and he draws interesting comparisons between the balanced pragmatism of Catholics in Alliance and the rigid moralism of conservative Catholic groups.

Money comparison: conservative Catholic guides were originally released as ‘competition’ for the US Bishops, while the Catholics in Alliance guide ‘echos the Bishops’ Faithful Citizenship.’

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