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Catholic Vote & the ‘Test of Fire’

That’s a pretty powerful ad aimed at Catholic voters, urging them to remember that issues like marriage, the right to life, and religious liberty are more important than jobs and the economy. The bit at the end about how God is watching your vote, and you had better vote in a way that will withstand the “test of fire” is either bracing (“This stuff really matters, and you cannot afford to be indifferent to it”), or over the top (“Vote right or you’ll go to hell”), depending on how you look at it.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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