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Bishop Robert Morlino Affirms Paul Ryan's Effort to Apply Catholic Social Teaching Comments

"Vice Presidential Candidate Ryan is aware of Catholic Social Teaching and is very careful to fashion and form his conclusions in accord with the principles mentioned above. Of that I have no doubt.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 ... Continue Reading

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  1. vance
    2 years ago

    Rob, I have a curious question. What would you like congress and Obama to do for your company?

  2. Rob
    2 years ago

    vance, there is no guarantee that Ryan's plan will do anything for unemployment. If anything, it may increase it. Government sector employment will fall and we've tried the whole lower taxes for the job creators and they will create jobs move....been doing it for 10 years. Doesn't work.

    But who knows, maybe a change will settle folks down so they can actually start accomplishing something in DC. Their bickering and inability to get things done is probably the biggest impediment to business right now. I know it is for our company.

  3. vance
    2 years ago

    Rob, it means that Ryan's fiscal policy putting millions of unemployed and impoverished people back to work is a Catholic Social Justice in a tall order. It also means that Romney-Ryan will eliminate the HHS Mandate and restore our 2nd Amendment Rights. If Obama wins re-election, church persecution will commence. The Bishops know this very well.

  4. Rob
    2 years ago

    Vance, what exactly does affirming an effort mean? Does that mean they appreciate that he is trying to apply Catholic social teaching? I'm not sure who wouldn't affirm that? Or are they saying that his budget mirrors the teachings of the church?

  5. vance
    2 years ago

    Latest News reveals that Cardinal Dolan has joined Bishop Robert Morlino in affirming Paul Ryan's effort to apply Catholic Social Teaching. This is according to other news sources. Perhaps Catholic online could verify this.

  6. Judy Claar
    2 years ago

    To Tom McGuire and those who are stuck in the mire of Ann R.: Please read the article by Deacon Keith: Romney Goes Bold. I hope this helps. Live Christ Today...

  7. Rob
    2 years ago

    Dennis what exactly does being pro-life mean to those in Washington? Seems to me they are pretty abortion tolerant. Until the life issue becomes priority number one on their platforms then I think we can actually sway voters on this issue. But cycle after cycle we somehow still have abortion. They pass a tweak here and there, but the evil remains.

    Do you honestly believe pro-life issues will ever get the energy, support and financial backing that tax cuts and economic proposals will get? I think at some point we need to admit that all we have done as voters is stop the growth in some areas. I have always believed that abortion will not be solved by politicians but has to be solved by us. We have to create the hope in people that allows them to choose life. Politicians are never going to do that. This is going to have to be won one soul at a baby at a time. Maybe we can actually take the concept of subsidiarity seriously and get to work.

  8. Judy Claar
    2 years ago

    Dennis: Nice Post! Blessings...

  9. Maria
    2 years ago

    The US Bishops episcopal letters on Catholic social issues run counter to Ryan's beliefs which are based on Ayn Rand's secular & materialistic worship of Mammon the god of riches

    A Catholic Framework for Economic Life -- November 1996 statement of the US bishops summarizing 10 basic premises of the church's social teaching. "The economy exists for the person, not the person for the economy." If you are new to the social teaching, read this first.

    Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Workers) This encyclical of Leo XIII is considered by later popes to be the foundational social justice teaching document of the modern era. Issued in 1891, it was a response to the changed conditions brought on by the Industrial Revolution.

  10. Rob
    2 years ago

    Eugene, I tend to agree with you that Romney could conceivably turn things around in our economy much faster than Obama. But when you say he understands our economy, I'm not so sure. He understands how to make rich people richer...that is what private equity does. Workers who get tossed aside are just a cost of doing business. Will Romney do something for them? Those are the folks out of work right now. It's great the stock market is doing well and investors are making so much money (as if that ever stopped thanks to our bailouts), but until something is done for mainstreet, nothing is changing. If his sole focus is going to be stockholder value, we are already there. A tax cut does not translate to a job..and he know it.

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