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by Paul Brock  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 3, 2020   

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From Oct. 5–11, RealClear Politics (sponsored by EWTN), interviewed roughly 1,500 Catholic likely voters.

Of these, almost 1,500 Catholic likely voters, only 20% — one in five — accept all the Church's teachings. Being that a full 80% of these self-described Catholics don't accept all the Church's teachings, the other more revealing results are not surprising.

When asked, "If the election were held today, for whom would you vote?" the majority — 52% — said Joe Biden (a self-described Catholic himself), and only 40% said Donald Trump.

Likewise, when asked who they "tend to agree more with on policy," 53% said Biden and 41% said Trump.

The American bishops put together a voter's guide called "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship." In the 52-page document is the only important information needed for Catholics in 2020: "The threat of abortion remains our pre-eminent priority because it directly attacks life itself."

With regard to policy, just three days after Trump's inauguration, he reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which cuts off billions of tax dollars from funding international pro-abortion organizations.

With Amy Coney Barrett now confirmed, there are now three pro-life Supreme Court appointments for Trump in four short years — two of them practicing Catholics (Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh).

And earlier this year, Trump even became the first sitting president to attend the March for Life in person.

Joe Biden, on the other hand, openly supports abortion up to birth and taxpayer-funded abortion.

He chose Kamala Harris, who supports infanticide, as his vice president.

Earlier this year, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was voted on. The purpose of the bill: to "prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion."

Forty-one senators voted "Nay" — against the bill — and in favor of denying the dying baby proper medical treatment. One of those senators was Kamala Harris.

The most revealing stat in the EWTN poll was about Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion on demand in America and has resulted in the killing of over 60 million babies and counting.

Almost half of self-described Catholics — 45% — said abortion should be kept legal. And only a quarter — 25% — said they favor reversing the decision.

With the Catholic vote appearing to favor Biden, it's clear to see that most American Catholics don't have well-formed consciences — something the U.S. bishops will have to answer for to Almighty God.

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