By John Malett
Rather than continue to rehash the story of pedophile priests and old, out of touch white men to denigrate the Catholic Church and attack it for teaching as Jesus taught, why don’t heterodox Catholics provide some insight into how they came to accept the Marxist/socialist agenda of Barack Obama to guide their lives rather than the doctrine of the church?
Why do they trust Obama to decide how the church is to carry out its mission?
Explain why a Catholic believes that confiscating the nation’s wealth and letting the government redistribute it is more desirable than voluntarily sharing in the works of mercy that are integral parts of Catholic social teaching.
Show us a program initiated by the Obama administration that does a better job on a day-to-day basis of feeding, sheltering, teaching, healing, counseling and tending to the needs of the world’s poorest of the poor, minorities, immigrants and disenfranchised than the Catholic schools, hospitals, clinics, churches and charities.
I suspect the real cause of our liberal Catholics’ discontent lies not with social justice but with civil rights, especially women’s rights as they pertain to abortion on demand. Why no concern for the civil rights of millions of little girls who are aborted every year because they failed the “being wanted test”?
Mostly I would like to know how a Catholic comes to condone sacrificing the life of an unborn child for any economic or social policy.