Friday, May 20, 2011

That "Catholic Professor" Letter to Boehner?

Well, there's no surprise here--the Usual Suspects signed on, so you can rest assured that Boehner's budget is just fine.

Who are the Usual Suspects?

Reese, SJ., Massingale (Marquette U), Cahill of BC., Hug, SJ (Center of Concern), and a lot of 'peace and justice' types, plus the 'social work' types, plus (hooeee!!!) an 'arts' type from Southern California.

And of course, it contains the Usual Lies--like this one:

The House budget radically cuts Medicaid and effectively ends Medicare.

Details don't matter to Ph.D's, eh?

And the fundamental premise is erroneous:

From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor.

I recall nothing in the Beatitudes which specifically addressed "those in power." But, as do most other Catholics, I DO recall that the teachings of Christ and the Church place the burden of caring for the poor on individuals: you and me. The Bishops of the Church are also to see to care for the poor.

But there's nothing there about Gummints.

1 comment:

GOR said...

What a bunch of idiots - the list has been augmented. They are 'so concerned about the poor'. I seem to recall that Judas was also.

So where were these 'enlightened' individuals when Kennedy, Kerry, Pelosi and others were pushing the abortion agenda? And where were they when the abortion protector-in-chief - Obama - was speaking at CUA?

Oh that's right, they were all Democrats and Boehner is a Republican. Cafeteria Catholicism at its worst!