“…we cannot be properly joined to the body unless we are properly joined to the Head. Neither can we be joined to the Head without also being joined to His body. We need both, but “the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing,” and the main thing is to worship and draw close to God.”—
More than 75 professors at Catholic University and other prominent Catholic colleges have written a pointed letter to Mr. Boehner saying that the Republican-supported budget he shepherded through the House of Representatives will hurt the poor, elderly and vulnerable, and therefore he has failed to uphold basic Catholic moral teaching.
“Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings,” the letter says. “From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor. Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress. This fundamental concern should have great urgency for Catholic policy makers. Yet, even now, you work in opposition to it.”
The letter writers go on to criticize Mr. Boehner’s support for a budget that cut support for Medicare, Medicaid and the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, while granting tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations. They call such policies “anti-life,” a particularly biting reference because the phrase is usually applied to politicians and others who support the right to abortion.
Maybe it’s just me…but I find it eerie and strange to be rejoicing in someone’s death. evil is not contained in one physical vessel.
Maybe the symbolic value of triumph is more valuable to the people…but I hope it isn’t the only place where they find comfort because humanity’s struggle to overcome hate and violence isn’t made much lighter through one man’s death.
A man is a man.
Many have existed, are existing, and will exist, persisting in their own methods to pursue a distorted ideal for this world.