Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Left at the Altar: How the Democrats Lost the Catholics and How the Catholics Can Save the Democrats Hardcover – June 30, 2008
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
There is only a short chapter or two at the end which dealt with the future of the Democratic party and Catholics. This surprised me, given the title.
Winters suggests that the huge, new population of Catholic Hispanics in the United States will eventually create a solid majority of Democrats. "Hispanics may change America...The Catholic Left...can lead the way by making local parishes into effective melting pots" (p 220).
His sympathy for the new immigrants is touching, but I doubt he's right about their connection to the Democratic party.
How can practicing Catholics vote Democratic so long as Democrats insist on abortion on demand?
Winters says "the Left must challenge the Church to put less emphasis on changing the law and more emphasis on changing the culture. The Left must say that although the Church is free to try to persuade women not to abort, it cannot coerce them" (p 187).
There is nothing unclear about Catholic teaching and belief about abortion. You can pick up a Catechism of the church in any bookstore and it will tell you that Catholics believe abortion is a terrible moral wrong. It is the murder of a child. By allowing its legalization 40 million babies have been killed. Catholics cannot vote for anyone who supports abortion.
The Democratic party has tied itself to gay marriage and abortion.
So, what will happen to those millions and millions of Hispanics flooding the US? Right now, many vote Democratic because of immigration issues.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The premise is incorrect and the facts are twisted to line up with the premise. The author's line of reasoning is fundamentally flawed.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's better than o.k. but I get tired of the less progressive view and probably will not read another book like this one.Published on December 11, 2013 by Beth