Commentary on Jim Arkedis’ Article - Reaching Catholics
The relentless pursuit of the truth - www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com - Sat. May 26, 2012
Jim, “That’s what Jesus said, and that’s the society President Obama wants to build.” “Some 90 members of Georgetown’s faculty* wrote a letter to Congressman Ryan that read, in part, “your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ.” [Reading and listening to worldly politically liberation theology, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers and Jim Wallis can really screw up the mind of any Catholic social justice person. All you need are the code words “Jesus says” and you dupe others to promote the Democratic political agenda. ghk] Now here are some comments by those who read Jim Arkedis’ article.
“This is an excellent summation and as a Catholic and a Democrat I can only add the following information to be found here: http://ncronline.org/catholics-american/religion-and-political-affil.. According to the “National Catholic Reporter” (NCR) (10/24/11) under the heading “Religion & Political Affiliation” note the following:” “Overall, 57 percent of Catholics affiliate with the Democrats and 40 percent with Republicans when those leaning toward one or the other party are included. The Democrats held a three-to-one lead before we included leaners. The “within generation” comparisons for 2011 show more Catholics affiliated with the Democrats than with the Republican in all four generations.” “The Common Good and social and economic justice are concepts long held by Catholics over many years and that will be the case for some time to come.” [But they don’t seem to promote Catholic marriage between a man and a woman, educate on the inherent evils of abortion, infanticide, embryonic stem-cell research, the sacredness of life and Christian family or the Catechism of the Catholic Church. NCR is a notorious anti-bishop dissident publication. They promote the CINOP. ghk]
Check out comments by others to Jim Ardkedis’ article:
1. “The bible was written by humans. What is important is to act how Christ would act.”
2. “Thanks for this wise, thoughtful and important article. “Who cares for the least of these, care for me. It’s about the common good, which is the core of Obama’s philosophy of government.” [pathetic!]
3. “When I go to vote, I do ask, “which of these would work toward policies that care for the least of us? Which of these would relegate the money changers to the back of the bus, and which of these would seek to bring more peace to the world?
4. “Finally a Catholic who gets it. This the best commentary on the Catholic vote I have seen. The mindset of Catholicism is having “a heart for the poor” When we speak about Gospel values nothing says it better than Jesus’ commentary on “who is making it into heaven”. “I was hungry and you gave me to eat, naked and you clothed me …” “and the scary “I was hungry and you did not feed me…” So simple, so very simple.
[All of the above is a most troubling Catholic mindset. They use the words of Jesus for political reason to promote basically prudential economic issues for the Demo Party and ignore at least three intrinsically absolute evils of the Democratic party agenda. ghk]
In closing, I believe it is time for all clerics to register as independents. First, let’s celebrate the most recent poll showing America is 50% pro-life and 41% pro-choice.
George H. Kubeck - *About 3 years ago, this is the same group that protested Cardinal Arinze when he promoted marriage and opposed same-sex marriage in an address at Georgetown University.