Excerpt from Georgetown Letter to Rep. Paul Ryan
The Kansas City Star
“Welcome to Georgetown University… However, we would be remiss in our duty to you and our students if we did not challenge your continuing misuse of Catholic teaching to defend a budget plan that decimates food programs for struggling families, radically weakens protections for the elderly and sick, and gives more tax breaks to the wealthiest few. As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has wisely noted in several letters to Congress – ‘a just framework for future budgets cannot rely on disproportionate cuts in essential services to poor persons.’
Catholic bishops recently wrote that ‘the House-passed budget resolution fails to meet these moral criteria.’
Along with this letter, we have included a copy of the Vatican’s Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, commissioned by John Paul II, to help deepen your understanding of Catholic social teaching.”
When I was reading this part, the word surfaced in my head — “marvelous” praised by Mitt Romney, who, of course, cannot be expected to read the Vatican’s Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church and follow Catholic social teaching.
But then, I do expect some flip-flopping on the part of Romney if he finds some common ground between his Mormon teaching and Vatican’s Compendium and if more people agree with Georgetown Letter to Rep. Paul Ryan.