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View Diary: Republican candidates for President: Do you really know Catholic Social Teachings? (11 comments)

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  •  Every year I ask myself this. (7+ / 0-)

    Why do the bishops and pastors give their tacit blessing to candidates who oppose virtually every one of the Church's teachings with the exception of abortion and birth control?

    •  because they give a pass to those politicans (2+ / 0-)
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      campionrules, ZedMont

      who favor birth control and abortion. All of the economic justice issues and birth control are not binding on any Catholic. Of all these issues the only one that is actual doctrine is abortion. The Church could excommunicate any pro-choice politician, but they don't. Because of that it is impossible for them to play hardball on issues that are only guidance and not doctrine.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 01:43:45 PM PST

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    •  They are also political players. (2+ / 0-)
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      buddabelly, ZedMont

      Recent popes have appointed bishops and cardinals much more leaning to the right than the leaders who wrote the teachings above.  We need a pope who will appoint Godly people (maybe even a woman) to lead the way for other Catholics.  One thing about social teachings, however, they don't die.  So let's hope the current crop of conservative leaders don't write too much.

      Making a better world for those who follow us!

      by people power granny on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 01:43:51 PM PST

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