Despite the efforts of the past two popes to purge the church's ranks of liberals, there are still Catholics who believe in the teachings of social justice and they're calling out John Boehner on his faux Catholicism:
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House Speaker John A. Boehner, a Republican who grew up in a devout Roman Catholic family in Ohio, is scheduled to give the commencement address this Saturday at the Catholic University of America in Washington, a prestigious venue in church circles for its affiliation with the nation’s bishops.
But now Mr. Boehner is coming in for a dose of the same kind of harsh criticism previously leveled at some Democrats — including President Obama — who have been honored by Catholic universities: the accusation that his policies violate basic teachings of the Catholic church.
More than 75 professors at Catholic University and other prominent Catholic colleges have written a pointed letter to Mr. Boehner saying that the Republican-supported budget he shepherded through the House of Representatives will hurt the poor, elderly and vulnerable, and therefore he has failed to uphold basic Catholic moral teaching.
“Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings,” the letter says. “From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor. Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress. This fundamental concern should have great urgency for Catholic policy makers. Yet, even now, you work in opposition to it.”
I'm a little weary of Rick Santorum prancing around as the "Catholic candidate" when he stands in direct opposition to the Church on a whole host of issues, including torture, the death penalty, pre-emptive war, the welfare state and global warming Read more...
Somehow, I don't think this is going to work out the way Boehner wants it to work out:
John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that giving the president control of the debt ceiling is "silliness."
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Hey John Boehner... where are the jobs? Oh, I guess they don't matter if it's government employees potentially getting hammered from the GOP's proposed spending cuts.
Boehner: If Jobs Are Lost As A Result Of GOP Spending Cuts 'So Be It':
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A Catholic bishop from Springfield, Illinois is warning that the stakes for the 2012 election are even higher than most people think because voting for President Barack Obama could damn "you own soul" to hell.
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