Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A real lack of consistency, shall we say?

Here's a truly informative (and quite brief) article:

10 Catholic Teachings Conservatives Reject While Obsessing About Birth Control

The following is just a little bit of what it says:

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are both Catholics, and wear their faith on their sleeves, but they are hypocritical in picking and choosing when they wish to listen to the bishops.

1. So for instance, Pope John Paul II was against anyone going to war against Iraq I think you’ll find that Rick Santorum managed to ignore that Catholic teaching.
2.The Conference of Catholic Bishops requires that health care be provided to all Americans. I.e., Rick Santorum’s opposition to universal health care is a betrayal of the Catholic faith he is always trumpeting.
5. The bishops want welfare for all needy families, saying “We reiterate our call for a minimum national welfare benefit that will permit children and their parents to live in dignity. A decent society will not balance its budget on the backs of poor children.” Santorum is a critic of welfare.

 You know, I have a number of quarrels with the Roman church but the church's teaching on social justice is not one of them.

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