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

ThasicAlambra Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 10:25 PM
Sounds like the Catholic church has gone communist. They want to spend other peoples money as much as the Democrats do. I may have to take a 'progressive'stance on religion and agree the church should stay out of politics.
Dr_Falken Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 11:23 PM
Rhett Engelking does not represent the Catholic Church at all -- he's a member of the Secular Franciscan Order, so he is not even an Ordinary Priest or Brother. It's like being an Honorary Space Ranger for Buzz Lightyear. He represents the failed philosophy of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, who brought the Catholic Church back a long way during is reign over the USCCB which ended in the 2000's. The new head of the USCCB (Timothy Cardinal Dolan) represents a dramatic move *away* from the Socialist/Communist focus that the Church had under Bernardin. Rhett believes in the Bernardin Machine (the socialist way). Real Catholics don't.

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....