Skip to comments.Paul Ryan Exclusive: Explains How His Catholic Faith Shapes Public Policy Views
Posted on 09/17/2012 4:42:27 AM PDT by Cronos
The social magisterium is very broad in allowing the lay to exercise what we call prudential judgment to apply their principles to the problems of the day. Now, there are key issues, intrinsic issues, like and marriage and things like this that are really non-negotiable and the church is very clear on that. But on other issues, of economics and such like that, thats a matter of prudential judgment.
Now what we believe as practicing Catholics, as conservative Catholics is that our job is to go after the root cause of poverty, to try and eradicate poverty.
..We believe in individuals in their community and solidarity with one another working to create a better common good for everybody; helping people in need, protecting the voiceless like the unborn.
We believe in attacking the root cause of poverty not simply treating the symptoms so its more tolerable and that means having a vibrant civil society and when government gets too big and too intrusive and too dictatorial then it crowds out civil society.
the notion that the government is the center of our society, of our economy, in our life is just a notion that is foreign to us who are people of faith who believe in these principles.
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