Rod Dreher: "The Word Catholic Lefties Can't Say"
(Hat tip: Feddie)
Rod Dreher writes at Crunchy Con:
Via the Progressive Revival blog, I learn of a new Vote the Common Good initiative by a collection of Catholic leftie organizations. Here's their platform. It's fairly long, and there are some things a religious conservative like me supports, e.g.:we need infrastructures and programs to build up local communities and businesses and to provide access to education, jobs, needed services and green space. Local businesses are important in developing strong communities that support families.It's a long platform, and fairly comprehensive. They even come out in favor of the United Nations. But search the whole thing, and the one word you won't see is...
They can't say it, can they? In fact, there's nothing in that entire platform taking the slightest issue with gay marriage or any other fruit of the sexual revolution, about which the Roman Catholic church has said a few things.
The "common good" in this case is a euphemism for "things left-wing Catholics support." Nothing new here, just another organizing tool for the Democratic Party...
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Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
The Catholic Left Meets in Philadelphia
Convention for the "Common Good"
Bill Donohue: "How the Catholic Left Is Boxed in by Abortion"
Deal Hudson: "Catholics Organize to Elect Barack Obama"
Democrat Front Group Posing as Catholic Org Calls for End to "Christmas Culture War"
In January's Catholic Chronicle - "Vote Your Values" Revisited
Vote Your Values"
"NOT An Approved Catholic Voter Guide"