19 September, 2012

Are Catholic Bishops Moving Toward The GOP?

Actually, the question would be better framed as: Has the Republican Party moved towards the Catholic Bishops? If Church leaders are sounding like Republicans, it's because the Party has adopted the Church's pro-life stance. It could be just as valid to posit that the Bishops are moving closer to the Democrats given the affinity between the social justice teachings and their political inspiration to meet the needs of the 'widows, strangers, (immigrants) and orphans'.

The fact is that there's a fair degree of overlap between the positions of both parties with the teachings of the Church, but neither perfectly reflect Catholic convictions, beliefs, and propositions. Why? Because a politic template does not fit well over an ecclesiastical creed and beliefs. 

Are Catholic Bishops Moving Toward The GOP?

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