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I used to relish her articles, columns and interviews.

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I still do, her humor and wit are second to none. I don't understand her love of Romney and I don't understand why she didn't support Bachman. I guess some people can't be right 100% of the time.

She does make a point about the conflicts between many Catholics and Republican policy. Many in the Church believe we have a duty to care for the disadvantaged, and we do indeed as individuals have that responsibility. The difference is that many Catholics believe that we have that responsibility as a society and there is the rub. If all Catholics were generous in their offerings to the Catholic church then the Catholic church would have the money it needs to take care of the poor but unfortunately the members of the Catholic Church are not as a whole so generous. Catholics like Pelosi, Kennedy and perhaps Santorum (although I believe he is the best of what's left) feel that they should make society follow the ideals of the Catholic church and care for the poor. So now 50% of the people in this country support the other 50%.

I know people will jump all over me but Ron Paul is right on this point, the government taking from me to support sombody else is no different than Robin Hood doing it. I resent it. I am generous in my offerings to support the poor because I feel as a Christian it is my duty, I do not feel it is my duty to force someone else to do Christian Charity.

Christian Charity forced upon people and administered by non-Christian people has promoted single mothers which has been the biggest factor of ruin in our society. I remember when Lyndon Johnson told a group of reporters that women would not have children to get more welfare and laughed at the idea that that would happen, it did indeed happen and we now have had babies having babies for generations and ruined these generations, nothing will ever be able to help these poor people fit back into society, it has been an evil exercise all in the name of Christian Charity.

Call it what ever you wish but the safety net or welfare has ruined our society.

34 posted on 01/09/2012 8:38:19 PM PST by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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“many Catholics believe that we have that responsibility as a society”

We do have that obligation as a society to care for the poor. However, the way that society can fulfill it’s obligation is through individual charity.

“unfortunately the members of the Catholic Church are not as a whole so generous.”

Speak for yourself sir.

“Catholics like Pelosi, Kennedy and perhaps Santorum”

Ugh. What a hit piece. Santorum is a faithful Catholic who believes in what the Church teaches. Pelousi and Kennedy rejected what the Church taught.

“feel that they should make society follow the ideals of the Catholic church and care for the poor.”

Nonsense. Santorum does not believe this, and neither does the Church teach it. Pelousi believes in it because she’s Dim!

“Call it what ever you wish but the safety net or welfare has ruined our society.”

I agree, which is why I’m supporting Santorum. Ron Paul’s thugs assaulting Santorum show me exactly who I need to support.


45 posted on 01/09/2012 9:15:12 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: JAKraig

As your fellow Catholic, I would like to add something supportive to your post. When the government taxes its citizens too heavily, it takes from them the ability to be charitable towards others in proportion to the amount that it is taking by taxation. Each of us must meet basic expenses of ourselves and our families. If, after that and the tax burden, there is little left, we cannot be very charitable individually. That politicians decide to spend our money for us on causes, however worthy, is not to our respective moral credit, even if we were to vote for the politicians that behave that way. God bless you and yours!


55 posted on 01/09/2012 10:41:25 PM PST by BlackElk
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