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Catholic Group: "Pray for Paul Ryan's Change of Heart"

Chris736 Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 6:02 PM
I suppose that this is another area where Protestantism differs from Catholicism. Protestant theology stresses personal responsibility. Verses such as 1 Tim. 5:8 which state that fathers should take care of their own families and it's a wicked thing if they don't. Or Mal. 2:16 where it says that God hates divorce. Perhaps if we were to pay attention to these truths and return to these ethics, many of the governments social programs could be dramatically reduced or not needed at all.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 6:18 PM
There is no difference in this regard. This is not catholic theoolgy, it is a distortion by a sect of people calling themselves catholic.
jkash1776 Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 7:05 PM
It's true. There are many protestants who think the same way, but there is no value in showing this since Catholic hypocrisy is red meat to the left...who ironically have elevated hypocrisy to advanced graduate studies or a sacrament..for them. All others who practice hypocrisy...they are red meat to the left.
Nana82 Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 6:09 PM
"Catholic theology?"

I don't believe one form of Chrisianity has a lock on "personal responsibility" over another.

Let's don't turn this into a my-church-is-more-real-than-yours thing.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 6:19 PM
True that, Nana. That of course is the goal of whatever lefty group this is.
jkash1776 Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 7:03 PM
Nana, he cannot help himself. Don't be dragged into it. That too has been a very successful gambit of D.C. reps, both Dem and Repub. They want us UNunited so they can count on our not being able to organize to fight them.

It’s the ultimate in Catholic double standards: a website called www.PrayForPaulsChangeOfHeart.org launched this week, calling for Catholics to pray that he abandons his Path to Prosperity budget in favor of something more in line with the Church’s social justice teachings. If you click around, you can also find a page with one sentence requesting prayers for Vice President Joe Biden, noted adamant supporter of the pro-choice cause. (It says nothing of Kathleen Sebelius, whose Mass attendance doesn’t exactly jive with her record of eschewing established Catholic doctrine.)

In condemning Ryan’s budget, the site pulls from the U.S....