Catholic “social teaching” is all about the marriage of church and state, where the church rules and overrules political debate... all ya have to do is look at the the past to see what the future holds. Just listen to Socialist Democratic Catholics, they want the state to oversee Catholic “compassion” for the less fortunate... and then they scream bloody murder when the state passes a law mandating they provide contraceptives... Hey you Catholics, if you don’t want the devil dictating over you, stop sleeping with him.
Do take the time to find some facts to argue about instead of airmuffins. “Socialist Democratic Catholics,” as you put it DO NOT FOLLOW Catholic social teachings. And by virtue of their desiring having the government, as you put it, “oversee Catholic ‘compassion,’” they are likewise not following Catholic social teaching. That’s not saying that there aren’t those who do these things. You and I both know that there are. But you cannot claim that they are following Catholic social teachings and still claim to speak truth. Do some reading, please.
As to the article, nah. anything from the fishwrap is unfit to fill a catbox.
2431 The responsibility of the state. "Economic activity, especially the activity of a market economy, cannot be conducted in an institutional, juridical, or political vacuum. On the contrary, it presupposes sure guarantees of individual freedom and private property, as well as a stable currency and efficient public services. Hence the principal task of the state is to guarantee this security, so that those who work and produce can enjoy the fruits of their labors and thus feel encouraged to work efficiently and honestly.... Another task of the state is that of overseeing and directing the exercise of human rights in the economic sector. However, primary responsibility in this area belongs not to the state but to individuals and to the various groups and associations which make up society." - Catechism of the Catholic Church