The Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church
June 6, 2014 § 1 Comment
As my friends know, I am usually more critical than celebratory about religion and its influence on politics. I have had to re-examine that attitude since Francis has become Pope. Recently a Cardinal from Argentina, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, made a speech at a conference on Catholicism and Libertarianism held in Washington near he Capitol. Here is a link to some of his remarks: Speech .
You can’t get much plainer than that! Paul Ryan’s next confession should be interesting.
I didn’t wade through the comments, but I read enough to let me see the interesting dialogue that goes on between rank-and-file Catholics and non-Catholics about the Church’s doctrine concerning abortion, homosexuality, contraception and other issues. It is clear to me that, regardless of these issues, the new Pope and his supporters are establishing a new public face of the Catholic Church. As our political interest focuses more on our Chicano bothers and sisters, this is a welcome development.