Catholic University of America Profs Accuse John Boehner of Hating Life

House Speaker John Boehner is set to jaw at Catholic University of America's commencement ceremony this weekend. But first he must be flagellated by a group of entitlement-loving CUA profs:

More than 75 professors at Catholic University and other prominent Catholic colleges have written a pointed letter to Mr. Boehner saying that the Republican-supported budget he shepherded through the House of Representatives will hurt the poor, elderly and vulnerable, and therefore he has failed to uphold basic Catholic moral teaching.

“Mr. Speaker, your voting record is at variance from one of the Church’s most ancient moral teachings,” the letter says. “From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor. Your record in support of legislation to address the desperate needs of the poor is among the worst in Congress. This fundamental concern should have great urgency for Catholic policy makers. Yet, even now, you work in opposition to it.”

The letter writers go on to criticize Mr. Boehner’s support for a budget that cut support forMedicareMedicaid and the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program, while granting tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations. They call such policies “anti-life,” a particularly biting reference because the phrase is usually applied to politicians and others who support the right to abortion.

Yes, well, have you seen the video of John Boehner crying because his mother did not abort him? Clearly, this man loves life: 

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  • BoscoH||

    Any mother that doesn't abort a future politician is a reason for all of us to cry.

  • Comment Tater||

    Well, we are our brothers' keepers. Right?

  • Gitmo Guard||

    Right.

  • ||

    I imagine the Pope agrees with the profs. "We must help the poor," he said from his throne made of solid gold.

  • ||

    Watching The Borgias has really emphasized this.

  • Magister Bator||

    "From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor."

    Cool.

    Oh, wait. You're saying "those in power" means something other than "your church's leaders"?

    Then stuff it.

  • Brandybuck||

    Obliged to preference the needs of the poor does not mean welfare, does not mean entitlements, does not mean soaking the rich.

  • Alan||

    The Catholic Church tried to kill my ancestors. (St. Bartholomew's Day)

    Now they're trying to guilt trip a politician into robbing me.

    I'm not sure what this "Magisterium" is all about.

  • Mango Punch||

    Not the church, a group of professors at CSU.

  • ||

    I think they're like an albino IRS squad or something.

  • ||

    Then Africans should rape them. It is a surefire cure for AIDs I'm told.

  • P B||

    Threadjack

    Renewed Crackdown on Redlining by Obama Administration

    http://www.businessweek.com/ma.....594062.htm

  • Mango Punch||

    good link

  • ||

    Oh great. More loans for people that can't pay them. Not much of a threadjack. Actually, right on point.

  • ||

    Maybe this time they'll succeed in wiping out private banking altogether.

  • Abdul||

    Wow, the Pope better warm up the Inquisition machine and root out the crypto-commies at Catholic university.

  • ||

    From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor.

    I've been told on good authority that not engaging in helping the poor is the same thing as engaging in helping the poor.

  • ||

    I don't know about that. Can MNG confirm that you heard what you say you heard? He's the final arbiter of all human memory and knowledge, after all...

  • ||

    I believe that not engaging in hurting the poor is equal to helping the poor. I actually place a value on it on my 1040 every year.

  • Platypus||

    Good advice! I think that's the 1040 Schedule P. Be sure to itemize!

  • prolefeed||

    From the apostles to the present, the Magisterium of the Church has insisted that those in power are morally obliged to preference the needs of the poor.

    Yes, I remember well that passage in the New Testament where Jesus called on Roman Centurions to rob people at sword point and hand the loot over to the poor.

  • ||

    Exactly. It is just what catholic priests do when they exhort Caesar to take more from those who produce in order to give it to the poor.

    THou shalt not steal does not admit of any exceptions.

  • ||

    Are these professors doing all they can to help the poor? Why should only the clergy take a vow of poverty? I do hope that none of these professors have a big screen TV at home or have taken a pleasure trip abroad recently.

    Sounds like they're slacking to me.

  • ||

    Jesus: The poor will always be with us.

    Catholic U professors: Not if we confiscate more money from those that make more money than us.

    rac: Not if we lower the poverty standard to exclude everyone with a cell phone and a color TV.

  • Tony||

    Aren't technological trinkets the examples you guys cite for how the market lowers prices and democratizes innovation?

    A phone and a TV do not a financially stable person make.

  • Tony||

    At least Pelosi had beliefs about things. Boner is just an empty shell, a pure transactional guy, puppet of industries--particularly those whose products do harm to people.

    I know nobody here expects politicians to have even an ounce of noble intentions. Still I think it's easy to forget how commonly people just give in to total cynicism, especially those comfortable in the corporate culture. Boner's frequent tears must be some sort of release valve for the feeling of horror he must be suppressing at the life he's made, gaining power in order to funnel favors.

  • ||

    Tony, I don't want you to take this as a defense of Boehner, but go cry on somebody else's shoulder.

  • Hey dumbfuck!||

    "At least Pelosi had beliefs about things."

    Unicorns and vagisil?

  • Platypus||

    Hey, remember that time she claimed that the Vatican was undecided about whether human life began at conception? And the Archdiocese came down from the top ropes and gave her the Atomic Fuckslam? So, yes, she has beliefs, but they're all wrong.

  • Really?||

    A vision of JPII on the top turnbuckle made me giggle. I knew the Vatican was too ridiculous of an institution not to have a McMahon behind it.

  • ||

    Those worthies who have read my novel The Magic Mountain will not be surprised to find similarities between Catholic and socialist ideology.

  • KingTaco||

    Notre Dame, and other Catholics universities (like Georgetown), host politicians who support liberal abortion laws. Prez. Obama a few months ago was the last such brouhaha.

    Most Catholic academics lean way left, just like other academics. John Boehner is a Republican, so he get's a bunch of hand-wringing and pouting. When there are Dem politicos, like Obama and Pelosi, the prof's gin up the old 'we need to be less judgmental, more modern, and here all sides' mantra.

    Not sticking up for ol' Moist Eyes, but this is just another 'Dog bites Man' lefty academia go-round'.

  • ||

    To anyone who knows the history of socialism, this is no surprise whatsoever.

    The Roman Catholic Church has always preached that wealth is evil.

  • ||

    Apparently, wealth in the hands of the Church, not so much.

  • Gilbert Martin||

    Leftists complain about conservatives trying to legislate morality, create a "theocracry" and prattle about separation of church and state...

    ... and then turn around and attempt to use relgion as the justification for using government force to impose their own policy preferences on everyone else.

  • ||

    I wholeheartedly endorse this game!

  • not Boehner||

    the Congress of the United States of America has insisted that those in power are morally obliged not to aid and abet the rape of children

  • ||

    Well, it really is great to see the inquisition is back, only this time carried out by the laity at the University of Paris...er...several Catholic universities. Allow me to offer those fine professors a couple of Aquinian syllogism:

    -No coerced act can be deemed virtuous.
    -By definition paying any tax is a coerced act.
    -ERGO: Paying taxes that go to the poor cannot be deemed virtuous.

  • ||

    Well, not a couple, just one syllogism.

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