Thanks for your post.
It gives me a chance for what’s becoming a central point in this, big picture if you will.
The profound error made, some time back, was to think and authorize government to do charity. This is what has to be walked back, Church, and individuals have to take responsibility this back.
This applies to both Protestant and Catholic. It is a conservative political issue; and, I believe, one we can agree on. But it will not be easy and requires sacrifice and long-term work.
Finally, I’d caution against politicizing religion. This is the goal of our opponents. I know you’re not saying this, but it’s something that is subtle and has to be avoided.
Protestants have always voted against the Democrat in our Presidential races except for 1932, 1936, and 1964.
I don't want to politicize religion at all, but when a single church that is 23% of the population is a solid Democrat voting block in our history, with only a handful of exceptions, then I think that the conservatives in that church need to find out what is happening and how to change it, how do Christian teachings lead to becoming a solid, dependable, Democrat voting block, there must be something that can be fixed, this weeks issue is a glimpse into how perhaps.
I would like conservative Catholics grab on to this attention getting issue and shake up whatever they need to shake up within the Catholic church.