Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Curt Jester on hyphenated-Catholics

Jeff Miller makes some great points while critiquing the idea of a "Catholic Tea Party" as too limiting and politicizing for the Catholic Church or her members. The heart of it:
When you confuse the faith with a political party it makes it easier for someone in the other party to dismiss you.

Fighting against abortion is not a conservative thing, it is a protection of the truth that we are created in the image of God and that the innocent can not be murdered. Doing what we can to help the poor is not a liberal idea, but again the protection of the truth that we are created in the image of God and that we can not limit the scope of the world neighbor.

"The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." (1 Tim 1.15) That is, people like me, and like you, and even those poor schleps who get involved with politics.

1 comment:

  1. From the comments below the Curt Jester article :

    "Maureen { 10.04.10 at 7:55 pm }

    We should just call it the Drinking Party. :)"

    Now that's a party worth belonging to.

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