And for another entry in your “Great Moments in Local Catholic Education” file, here is a CNS story featuring Vincent Miller of the University of Dayton on how much better aligned Obama’s Democrat party is to Catholic social teaching:
By examining the budgets of the major candidates, Vincent J. Miller, professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton in Ohio, told CNS the candidates’ motivations become clearer.
“If you read the (Republican) budget plan there are two concerns: (Ryan) emphasizes the fiscal crisis. But the other one that is always there is dependency is the danger. His budget in fact cuts the safety net first, but without stating specifics on how it will cut the benefit.”
In contrast, Miller explained, Obama “understands the government and its relation to the common good and that the government needs to do what the economy can’t do on its own.”
“There’s the notion there’s more to the common good than the economy and government has a role and responsibility there,” he added. “The Democrats’ desire [is] for sacrifice from both sides with some cuts in benefits and programs and raising taxes.”
Earlier this year, Miller added his name to a list of Catholic scholars and shills who eagerly signed off on Obama’s phony compromise over his contraceptive, abortifacient, and sterilization mandate that was roundly rejected by the bishops.