Bishop Morlino has this to say about Paul Ryan nd the sisters:
“Congressman Ryan has made his prudential judgment about how best to serve the long term needs of the poor. He has done that in accord with Catholic principles. I don’t have to approve his decision, or his budget or anything else. What I do approve of is that he is a responsible Catholic layman who understands his mission and carries it out very responsibly. I feel very strongly about that. The details of his solution are not mine to approve or disapprove. That’s not my field.
So, I would think that the religious sisters, though, should concentrate on giving that witness of holiness of all of the wonderful works that they do rather than busing around for political issues. Because, when anything happens like that, if I were to come out in a very political way, I would probably win more followers for the opposition. And, there are many Catholics who feel that very way about the sisters. They really don’t like this. They feel that, their expectation from the sisters is really not this kind of leadership.”
The interview with Bp. Morlino is from this EWTN video with Raymond Arroyo:
Btavo to the nuns!
Looked like a nice crowd, Jim, at Ryan’s office, but nun jeadcounts????
What’s your real point?
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And Blech to EWTN!
“Je doesn’t know a lot about this because he’s not a ,an of the people bu twil lstand up for the political right/
And Blech to EWTN”
I don’t mean any offense by this, but are you drinking when you type some of this?
Jeff, I have no trouble understanding what Bob meant in spite of the typos. No big deal.
Oh, Josh. You are a real cutup.
Jeff et al, I’ve been running back and forth to help my wife with doing corrections to our local Church charity report -which need to be in order.
I can tell you the 50-60 G’s we spend each year is on poor people helping them supplement help with basic needs!
I spent a few hours the other night at out non-profit board’s meting as we tried to figure out more fundraisers to meet needs in the attendant comunities here – last year, lots of effort into helping people who lost homes through fire – this year much focus on those who’ve lost jobs.
I think that those who say that just local chairities should handle things are just blowing experiential smoke as the good Sister pointed out.
I may be a lousy typist, but I can see clearly beyond ideology where the needs are!
You go, Bob.
“I may be a lousy typist, but I can see clearly beyond ideology where the needs are!”
I’m always impressed that you manage to spell “ideology” and “ideologue” correctly, even if it’s always a term directed at someone else.
And would you criticize Jesus because he wrote in the dirt—rather than on a proper piece of parchment with a stylus? And who knows if HIS spelling was correct? Or if he was even trying to write anything? Sheeze!
You’re right; Jesus would most definitely condemn my tongue-in-cheek comment about someone’s funny typos. I shall confess this afternoon, and for penance, and in recompense to Bob Nunz, shall endeavor to renounce the ideological blindness imposed on me by my 401(k).
Bishop Morlino: “…if I were to come out in a very political way, I would probably win more followers for the opposition…”
Imagine that: A bishop “coming out” in a VERY political way. And for “the opposition”!
I feel I may laugh and win more followers, whether or not it is in accord with Catholic principles or merely a matter of prudential judgment.
I see the “Stop HHS” mandates signs (in both red and blue script) were in full bloom – that is good!