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  1. Deacon Keith Fournier
    5 years ago

    Sorry. At least the editor will not accept the disparaging label "neoconservative" in the last comment nor the effort to paint all of us with this broad brush.

    I am on record as having opposed the initial foray into Iraq (Iraq 2)as not justified under the just war theory. I even contributed a chapter to "Neo-Conned".

    I have always opposed capital punishment as no longer justifiable since bloodless means of protecting society are available and mercy should trump strict punishment.

    I have often questioned the economic policies of some within the neo-conservative, sorry, the charicature just won't play any longer.

    I embrace Catholic Social teaching, pro-life, pro-family, pro-freedom, pro-poor and pro-peace.... all of which absolutely depends upon the dignity of every human person including our first neighbors in the womb.

    This effort to paint those who will not budge on the dignity of human life as "neo-conservatives" is a fraud.If Dorothy day and Peter maurin were still with us, how would you describe them?

    Deacon Keith Fournier

  2. 5 years ago

    Now, far be it for me to assume that all of a sudden after years of egging on Bushes failed policies that have caused so much devistation accross the word, would somehow become some sort of non partisan catholic voice. A long with the so called catholic league represents the sort of scary neo-conservatism that hasnt been seen by mainstream catholicism since the early 30s.

    But i mean really??? reallly? really? Please. Thank you for starting off your piece by stating several things that are NOT part of ANY bill as an excuse to rail against the democratic effort to lower health care costs. Next you chastize hose catholics that dared critize Bush (typically for the crimes in Iraq) for supporting Obamas Health care push.

    Please stop. Im not saying please critizing Obama. Im saying stop pretending to be a non partisan Catholic orgainization. Rename this site to

  3. OhSuzanna
    5 years ago

    But fast-tracking a flawed, complex effort this fall, in the face of so many growing and serious concerns, is bad policy. It's not only imprudent; it's also dangerous.

    Shame on you for parroting one of the biggest anti-reform canards - the false statement that health care is being "rushed" - health care reform has been on the table off and on for the last 60 years - which hardly qualifies as rushing or "fast-tracking". Although I cannot judge the content of your heart, I believe that your words are empty of the mercy and love of Christ.

  4. Dan Brogdon
    5 years ago

    The greed in our world has taken over. Money will dictate how long we live and who shall live. I think our voices can be heard, however they will be drowned out in back rooms by those who want more money. The best we can do is pray.

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