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Saturday, March 6, 2010

On Healthcare: USCCB = Liberation Theology

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The USCCB is poised to endorse a big centralized government takeover of the entire healthcare industry. Subsidiarity? What's that?
Catechism 1883: Socialization also presents dangers. Excessive intervention by the state can threaten personal freedom and initiative. The teaching of the Church has elaborated the principle of subsidiarity, according to which "a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the latter of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to co- ordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of society, always with a view to the common good."
Based on their willingness to support the EXACT OPPOSITE of what this key doctrine proposes, we can only conclude that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has rejected the Catechism and sold out to the Marxist elements of Liberation Theology. So much for authentic Catholic social teaching. Your comments?

UPDATE (3-20-2010): In the end, the USCCB turned against the healthcare bill on grounds it violated the basic human right to life. In the final analysis I believe history will record that it was too little too late...
Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2010 / 09:41 pm (CNA).- In a final, urgent plea to prevent the passage of the current form of the Senate health care bill, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Saturday evening sent a letter to Congressmen asking them to vote “no.”

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