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April 28, 2015

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Bob

The Church has much to answer for over its history, including its recent history of attempted moral bullying in the politics of LGBT and women's health issues. Nice that they've decided to change their focus. One wonders if political expediency plays a role. The Church has been losing members faster than any other sect in recent years.

Peter G

You too have probably noted the tendency of those blessed by wealth to look upon such blessings as a sign of God's hierarchical favor. The Koch's have more money than the Pope. So there.

Patrick O'Connor

Another example of Rove 101 - Accuse your opponents of that which you are guilty. Of late climate denialists complain that global warming has become religion for enviromentalists when the denialists adopted capitalism as religion long ago.

Bob

Your comment reminds me of an uncharacteristically straightforward hymn:

The rich man in his castle, The poor man at his gate, God made them, high or lowly, And order'd their estate. - All things bright and Beautiful (1848) by Irish hymn-writer Cecil Frances Alexander

Monty

Isn't the Pope infallible and thus not open to questioning of what he says ? These followers are going to hell for their contradiction of the pontiff.

shsavage

Only when he speaks "ex cathedra" Monty, which doesn't apply here, though his words still carry moral authority for Catholics. That in itself make them quite worrisome to the evangelical Right who want to make sure the planet is well and truly trashed before Jesus comes back. Because Jesus said, "He who dies with the most toys, wins." Didn't he?

Monty

Thanks for the clarification Mr. Savage. Still as you say the moral authority should really carry lots more weight than it does with the Catholics who in turn can "influence" the evangelical types. LOL ! that certainly sounds like the motto of the evangelical right...nice one !

RT

Another item for the ever-lengthening list of the ways conservative Catholics are more Catholic than the Pope.

Francis and the Mules.

Peter G

I was going to mention that but you beat me to it. I will point out though that if the Pope lays this out in an Encyclical that can easily become speaking Ex Cathedra and I'm pretty sure their aim is to head him off at the infallibility. Basically right now it would be a chain letter soliciting the opinion of Bishops that could very easily become dogma.

Bob

Wheresoevereth mules can speaketh, gods' magic is manifest.

shsavage

I certainly hope he does, Peter.

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