Bishop Morlino Speaks On The Laity And Church Social Teaching
Madison, Wisconsin Bishop Robert C. Morlino offers an important and profound corrective to the recent hijacking of Catholic Social Teaching by political hacks and religious frauds.Excerpt:
“It is not for the bishop or priests to endorse particular candidates or political parties. Any efforts on the part of any bishop or priest to do so should be set aside. And you can be assured that no priest who promotes a partisan agenda is acting in union with me or with the Universal Church.
“It is the role of bishops and priests to teach principles of our faith, such that those who seek elected offices, if they are Catholics, are to form their consciences according to these principles about particular policy issues.”
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What about Truth? Does subsidiarity necessarily trump saving souls and the mission of the Catholic Church? This is better than “delicate balance of moral teaching and parishioners’ feelings,” or some similar nauseating words re-released by the USCCB for this election, but it’s still failing in teaching.
A teacher must recognize when a student is not learning and rephrase. In this case, a MAJORITY of Catholics will probably vote in a manner that promotes the murder of children. If a bishop takes teaching seriously — and he should take it more seriously than his life: That’s the meaning of the absence of the Corpus on the bishop’s pectoral cross — then it’s time to simplify the lesson… One major party, the Democrat party, has numerous intrinsic evils on its platform, the other, the Republican party, does not.
Bishop Morlino may be less in the column of evil than a seeming majority of his USCCB colleagues, but his salvation rides on teaching his flock. If they don’t understand such a delicately phrased message — and they won’t — then to paraphrase our Blessed Lord, he will still have been better off had he never been born.