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Recently, Catholics for Choice, a D.C.-based organization, released a film documenting theological perspectives on issues such as abortion and gay marriage. “The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” features professors of theology weighing in on how Catholics can use history and tradition “to inform their conscience as they prepare to vote.”
“These theologians show that Catholic teaching on sexuality, contraception, abortion and gay marriage isn’t as clear cut as the U.S. bishops have made it out to be,” according to Catholics for Choice about the film featuring experts examining Catholic teaching on key issues.
A poll released in mid-October by the group “shows that a strong majority of Catholic voters (79 percent) wants the next president to make jobs his highest priority.
“Though the question of abortion was posed to the two Catholics vice presidential candidates during their debate, only 28 percent of Catholic voters believe abortion should be the highest priority of the next administration,” according to the group. “Gay marriage is even less of a priority than abortion among Catholics, with only 16 percent prioritizing the issue as the most important.”