Traditional Catholics upset with Bishops’ liberal advocacy

SCHIP gets nod

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has urged parishioners to lobby their senators to vote for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) with the caveat that the bill’s language include the unborn child.

For those who follow the politics of the USCCB, their latest advocacy is no surprise. The USCCB has become known for advocating on behalf of socialized medicine on the installment plan.

Traditional parishioners have complained that the legislation updates have taken on the tone of Democrat talking points for redistribution of wealth, socialism, and an ever increasing government bureaucracy. Many Catholics believe USCCB is no longer a religious organization but rather an adjunct to the Democrat Party. Its anti-U.S. advocacy pronouncements (sanctuary for Illegal aliens & opposition to any legislation to enforce immigration laws), and its anti-capitalist stances are reasons alone for its dissolution.

 National Review’s coverage of the SCHIP scheme is available here.

Paul Howard writes:  Past experience has shown that expanding public programs is not a sustainable alternative to private insurance. Helping low-income uninsured children get access to public health insurance is a noble cause; but making good, private health insurance more affordable for all working families is a better one.

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5 Responses to Traditional Catholics upset with Bishops’ liberal advocacy

  1. Keen Observer says:

    The Peace and Justice bureaucrats of the USCCB have brought us homosexual seminaries and broke the law to transfer & hide child abusing homosexual priests. This is still costing the church billions of dollars. They again broke the law to provide sanctuary to illegal aliens while advocating driver licenses for illegals. They equate opposition to the death penalty to opposition to abortion through the false seamless garment argument.

    A traditional Catholic would hope that the Bishops would turn away from the Peace and Justice crew’s false direction. But no, the Bishops embrace this direction. All this to dive up the Democrat vote and import a culture of corruption into the United States. The Bishops are playing us all for fools much like the Democrat Party in their march to bring us socialism and do away with capitalism.

  2. Herb says:

    It’s a sad fact that many main-line religions have taken a sharp left turn. Look at the breakaway Anglican groups and how the issue of same-sex marriage has alienated the faithful. Many Protestant groups are reeling under the impositions of political correctness usurping traditional biblical teachings and morality. They are kindred spirits with the Anti-Defamation League which has also become an arm of the Democrat party. Catholics are not alone in this fight to retain their faith. The universities add to the mix, teaching our students that being judgmental is the greatest sin of all. Making value judgements between right and wrong has always been upheld as a positive virtue until the left took control of our children through government schools.

  3. Jay Bird says:

    I was raised a Catholic. However I’m a conservative republican. I realized the two were incompatible and I had to make a choice. I chose the latter.

  4. Atticus says:

    Funny, when you disagree with the Catholic church, it is because they aren’t being good enough Catholics, but if I disagree with the Catholic church, it means I’m a bad Catholic. That makes a lot of sense!

  5. Ajo Joe says:

    It’s not Catholic theology that is disturbing, Atticus. It is the leftward political bent of the Church. But conservatively thinking Catholics are not alone. Many religions are taking the same fork in the road. They call it compassion, rather than Liberalism, but those of us who attend with some regularity and hear the sermons that sound like the Democrat Party playbook, know the difference.