No wonder Boehner cries a lot: Conservative Catholics say he cut too little. Libs say too much.

Speaker of the House Republican John Boehner may have grown up in a Roman Catholic family, but a large groups of Catholic academics don’t feel his politics are in keeping with his faith…

More than 75 professors at Catholic University and other prominent Catholic colleges have written a pointed letter to Mr. Boehner saying that the Republican-supported budget he shepherded through the House will hurt the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable, and that he therefore has failed to uphold basic Catholic moral teachings.

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Editor’s note: I’m betting none of these guys ever actually read all of Rerum Novarum … or any of the subsequent follow ups and additions, by later popes. You can read them all by clicking the link, below.

Social Teachings of the Catholic Church

Catholic writer Lisa Graas takes Archbishop Listecki to task for his stance on the Wisconsin Cheese (Union) Revolution

St. John Chrysostom once said, “The road to hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.” The reasoning for this quote can be found in the Book of Luke which, paraphrased, means “to whom much is given, much is required.” Bishops are responsible for the souls of their flock. So it is that they will have much to answer for when they meet God. These are the things I considered when I learned that Milwaukee’s Archbishop Listecki decided to back Wisconsin’s Government Cheese Revolution and, in justifying it, took both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI completely out of context. Catholics in Wisconsin, and in states across America, especially those who don’t want to see their state go bankrupt, deserve to know the truth.

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Memo To President-Elect Obama and His Team – From the Pope

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Memo To President-Elect Obama and His Team from the Pope 

“Human law is law only by virtue of its accordance with right reason; and thus it is manifest that it flows from the eternal law. And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an unjust law; in such case it is no law at all, but rather a species of violence.” Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae, Ia-Ilae, q. xciii, art. 3, ad 2m.

Source: RERUM NOVARUM ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII. May 15, 1891