Three good reads on the difference between “Catholics” and “social justice Catholics”

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The Egyptian

Biden and Ryan Represent Different Generations of Catholics

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Generation X Catholics are steadfast in their defense of values that also correspond to the Church’s own positions on the dignity of life and the sanctity of traditional marriage. They place greater importance on the role of individual charity over government assistance. They have no memories of a parish community life in which the Murphy’s brought dinner over for the Dougherty family’s sick grandmother or bought a gift for the new baby in church because such a Catholic community had disappeared by the time they were born. As one parish priest I know put it, charity as an act of love had largely morphed into “an act of mere administration.” They see the government’s role as too often replacing the community’s.

Joe Biden’s Religion: Catholicism or Leftism?

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”I accept my church’s position on abortion … I just refuse to impose that on others.”

This sounds beautiful to liberals. But it is as un-thought-through as it is un-Catholic.

Why is Mr. Biden completely comfortable with policies that “impose on others” what he understands as Catholic “social doctrine”?
He will use the government to forcefully take people’s money away and impose whatever policies he thinks Catholic social doctrine
favors.”

Politicians, Catholicism, and the False Equivalence

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“As Pope Pius XI put it, “Socialism … cannot be reconciled with the teachings of the Catholic Church because its concept of society itself is utterly foreign to Christian truth,” and “No one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist.”

 

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