The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’While the Romney campaign is now running an ad that claims President Obama is engaged in a "War on Religion," the domestic policy proposals of Paul Ryan, embraced by Romney, have been condemned by Catholic leaders as immoral. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops stated, in an April 17 letter, that:
“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’
Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’
“Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
“These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” -Matthew 25:40
the [now Romney-Ryan] budget fails to meet certain “moral criteria” by disproportionately cutting programs that “serve poor and vulnerable people.”Ryan claimed that his plan to slash programs to help the needy was shaped by his Catholic faith. The Catholic Church disagreed. Catholic bishop Stephen Blaire said the (now) Romney-Ryan plan "fails the [Catholic] moral criteria."
Mitt Romney's "War on Religion" ad cited John Paul II. But Mitt Romney's business record and Paul's Ryan's ideology is just the type of "unbridled capitalism" and abandonment of the needy that John Paul II rejected. It is the Romney-Ryan War on Religious and Moral Values. Our Democratic values are the moral ones:
We are determined to make every American citizen the subject of his country’s interest and concern; and we will never regard any faithful law-abiding group within our borders as superfluous. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. -FDR