Paul Ryan Pretends to be Catholic but His Actions are Satanic like Romney
WASHINGTON & SANTA FE, NM (By Tim Mak, Poltico) April 16, 2012 —
Nearly 60 progressive Catholic leaders released a statement Friday, condemning Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s assertion his budget proposal was shaped by his Catholic faith.
“When a high-profile Catholic congressman is mangling church teachings, that should be challenged,” said John Gehring, Catholic Outreach Coordinator for Faith in Public Life, the organization that put together the statement.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network released Tuesday, Ryan said his religious convictions influenced his budget plan, claiming the proposal reflects Catholic teachings of local control and concern for the poor.
The preferential option for the poor, which is one of the primary tenets of Catholic social teaching, means don’t keep people poor, don’t make people dependent on government so they stay stuck at their station in life, help people get out of poverty out onto life of independence,” said Ryan.
But some Catholic leaders disagree strenuously Ryan’s policies represent their faith.
“If Rep. Ryan thinks a budget that takes food and health care away from millions of vulnerable people upholds Catholic values, then he also probably believes Jesus was a tea partier who lectured the poor to stop being so lazy and work harder,” said Gehring. “This budget turns centuries of Catholic social teaching on its head. These Catholic leaders and many Catholics in the pews are tired of faith being misused to bless an immoral agenda.”
Indeed, 59 Catholic leaders and theologians took issue with Ryan’s claims, signing a scathing letter that slammed the Ryan budget plan.
“Simply put, this budget is morally indefensible and betrays Catholic principles of solidarity, just taxation and a commitment to the common good. A budget that turns its back on the hungry, the elderly and the sick while giving more tax breaks to the wealthiest few can’t be justified in Christian terms,” argue the signatories.
The signatories include the leadership team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, a women’s Catholic organization, a retired Priest in Ryan’s district, and the former Associate General Secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
In 2011, after Ryan’s last budget proposal, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Timothy Dolan, wrote a letter that — to some social justice advocates in the Catholic community — was insufficiently critical.
Dolan did not endorse Ryan’s plan, but did not condemn it either, commending the Wisconsin Republicans’ “continued attention” to Catholic social justice “in the current delicate budget considerations in Congress,” and praising his attention to fiscal responsibility, the role of the family, the dignity of human life and attention to the poor.
According to Jon Garrido National News, owner and CEO of Jon Garrido National News, "Timothy Dolan fails again to condemn Paul Ryan's attack on the poor and seniors. Dolan simply does not understand the role given to Dolan to 'shepherd Jesus' flock."
"No wonder many are leaving the Catholic Church to join churches that advocate social justice for their members," states Garrido.
Garrido, adds, "If Ryan is so smart, why is he a Catholic supporting Mitt Romney a Mormon who believes Jesus Christ is not the only son of God the Father? It appears Ryan simply proposes Federal programs and policies that benefit Romney's positions to benefit the Satanic cult of Mormonism. Ryan claims to be Catholic but he is determined to end programs needed by America's Catholics."