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Thursday, September 20, 2012


Noreen comnolly

Actions speak louder than words. Even the bishops slammed his budget. By the way I am a practicing catholic

tom faranda

Really Noreen? You are factually incorrect. His own Bishop defended him, as did Dolan in NY.

Here's Morlino in his diocese - http://www.madisoncatholicherald.org/bishopscolumns/3366-bishop-column.html

"Vice Presidential Candidate Ryan is aware of Catholic Social Teaching and is very careful to fashion and form his conclusions in accord with [its] principles. ... I mention this matter in obedience to Church Law regarding one’s right to a good reputation."


"As one looks at issues such as the two mentioned above and seeks to apply the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity, Catholics and others of good will can arrive at different conclusions. These are conclusions about the best means to promote the preferential option for the poor, or the best means to reach a lower percentage of unemployment throughout our country. No one is contesting here anyone’s right to the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, etc. Nor is anyone contesting someone’s right to work and so provide for self and family. However there can be difference according to how best to follow the principles which the Church offers."

As a self-proclaimed "practicing Catholic" I am sure you're aware of this, also from Morlino's column -

" In these most fundamental matters, a well-formed Catholic conscience, or the well-formed conscience of a person of good will, simply follows the conclusions demanded by the ecology of human nature and the reasoning process. A Catholic conscience can never take exception to the prohibition of actions which are intrinsically evil. Nor may a conscience well-formed by reason or the Catholic faith ever choose to vote for someone who clearly, consistently, persistently promotes that which is intrinsically evil."

Ahh! "Intrinsic evil." What could the Bishop be referring to?

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