- Show you which political positions you as a Catholic can live with, and which require you, like Thomas More, finally to take a stand;
- Help you explain even non-negotiable Catholic positions to your friends, relatives, and fellow party members;
- Equip you to make your own party less hostile to your Catholic Faith.
A lifelong Democrat, David Carlin was a Rhode Island state senator from 1981 to 1992, serving as senate majority leader in 1989 and 1990. For four decades Carlin faithfully served the party he loved - twelve years as a state senator and once as the Democratic candidate for Congress. Which is why several years ago, his anguish drove him to determine which principles and policies you and I as Catholics are bound in conscience to support, and which we cannot abide if we choose to remain Catholic.
The result is "Can a Catholic Be a Democrat?" the most lucid, informative, even-handed Catholic evaluation of the Democratic Party available today.