The following comes from an August 11 Ignatian Solidarity article:
Informed by the Catholic social tradition of justice for workers, faculty and staff at the three Jesuit universities within the California Province have signed a letter in support of the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.
The bill, originally signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013, guarantees the right to overtime pay for domestic workers, providing a substantial increase in income to hundreds of thousands of domestic workers caring full time for children, the elderly and those with disabilities as personal attendants. The bill was a culmination of 4 years of collaborative advocacy work, and went into effect on January 1, 2014. However, the bill’s expiration in 2017 provides cause for ongoing advocacy and support.
The letter, coordinated by the Lane Center at the University of San Francisco, and signed by faculty and staff at USF, Santa Clara University and Loyola Marymount University, is informed by Catholic social tradition and discusses “overtime pay for domestic workers as a way to protect the common good, honor human dignity, and promote the preferential option for the poor and vulnerable,” and addresses both the unique nature of the relationship between domestic workers and their employers and concerns raised in opposition to the bill.
Jesuits making jobs scarcer. More Marxist manipulations. For them the ends justify the means.
Cardinal Sarah: “Those who want to eradicate poverty make Christ a liar – they are mistaken and lying”
Poverty is a Christian value. Clearly Cardinal Sarah’s comments here address the very misguided, heavily politicized and ideological efforts of many Catholic international aid agencies as well as government and other agencies that tend to emphasis elimination of the poor through contraception and destroying family cultures.
continued.. From Cardinal Sarah’s book, titled: God or Nothing
He (Cardinal Sarah) says: p.140 I remember being disgusted when I heard the advertising slogan of a Catholic charitable organization, which was almost insulting to the poor: ”Let us fight for zero poverty” .… not one saint – and God alone knows the tremendous number of saints of charity the church has brought forth in two thousand years – ever dared to speak that way about poverty and poor people.
– Jesus himself had no pretension of the sort. The slogan respects neither the gospel nor Christ.
Results will be that many will be laid off.
Economic regulation to impose socialism = National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI). Hitler was a socialist. Jesuits in all their goofy adulation of Marx, become more like Hitler. Not that it makes much of a difference.
Cardinal Sarah Reveals His Secret Weapon for Spiritual Battle in New Book – ‘God or Nothing’
In the book, he also expresses his gratitude to the French Holy Ghost missionaries who converted his family: “I owe my entrance into Christ’s family entirely to them.” He says they helped him understand that “Jesus alone truly gives us the gift of being born again.” And he credits them with helping him to resist the allure of Marxism as a young man: “the humility of [the missionaries’ faith] was the strongest defense against the… aberrations of the revolutionary Marxist ideology of the State Party in Guinea.”
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‘More Marxist manipulations.’ NON SENSE!
I can NOT believe the bitterness and HATE for a GOOD THING that .. ‘guarantees the right to overtime pay for domestic workers, providing a substantial increase in income to hundreds of thousands of domestic workers caring full time for children, the elderly and those with disabilities as personal attendants’.
Obviously, no one alleging this political agitprop campaign is “Ignatian Spirituality” has ever even read the Spiritual Exercises of SI:
First Principle and Foundation:
“Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.
The other things on the face of the earth are created for man to help him in attaining the end for which he is created.
Hence, man is to make use of them in as far as they help him in the attainment of his end, and he must rid himself of them in as far as they prove a hindrance to him.
Therefore, we must make ourselves indifferent to all created things, as far as we are allowed free choice and are not under any prohibition. Consequently, as far as we are…
(cont).. are concerned, we should not prefer health to spickness, riches to poverty, honor to dishonor, a long life to a short life. The same holds for all other things.
Our one desire and choice should be what is more conducive to the end for which we are created.
The whole, original excellent Louis J. Puhl, SJ translation is available on-line to see how totally secular atheist the above-referenced program is, and how completely different and Trinitarian-focused are the Exercises:
It’s Marxist propaganda for suckers. Marxism is a process, a chameleon which is adapted to whatever culture or country in which it is advanced. The ultimate goal is that of Lenin – international communist control of the globe, or as St. John prophesized, the rule of antichrist over every nation, creed and tribe. Forced wealth redistribution by non-Catholic secular humanist (Masonic) government is a pretense for the financial waste of this nation as a component to building world socialist government, which is the end game for all PC and Freemasonry.
The statement reeks of disingenuousness.
“Informed by the Catholic social tradition…” Bah!
How many of the signees support the following non-negotiables of the Catholic Tradition, which they purport to value so highly?
1) Opposition to legal abortion.
2) Opposition to same-sex “marriage” and unions.
3) Opposition to gender ideology.
To name a few.
I’d bet that nearly all of the signees of that statement support legal abortion, support same-sex “marriage” and unions, and support gender fluidity. If so, their sanctimonious appeals to the Catholic social tradition regarding a prudential economic matter ring hollow.
Their religion is leftist ideology, not Catholicism, and anyone with a brain knows it.
The term “non-negotiables” was trumped up by conservative Catholics who don’t understand what the Church teaches about elections. There is no such doctrinal directive about “non-negotiables”. The term “gender ideology” itself is so vague, and basically only came on the scene thank’s to Pope Francis. I’m not even sure I know what the term means or how it could possibly be anything the Church objects to….even assuming that it does.
“The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are ‘sins that cry to heaven’: the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner, the widow, and the orphan, injustice to the wage earner.” (CCC 1867)
“Traditionally, these sins have been categorized as four distinct heinous acts: willful murder, the sin of Sodom, oppression of the poor, and defrauding laborers of their wages.”
Maybe these sins listed in CCC 1867 that cry to heaven for vengeance: Could they possibly be “non-negotiables” in the mind of a reasonable Fellow Catholic? Maybe?
No. That is not the teaching of the Church. The teaching of the Church is that even politicians may be voted for even when they support funding for abortion, so long as that is not the reason chosen to vote for them and that the balance of other issues weighs in their favor.
Today the balance is never in favor of a Democrat over a Republican. Be clear about that. Perhaps thirty years ago and earlier a Democrat could have been considered a morally justifiable candidate to vote for, but no longer because Democrats today support many intrinsic evils.
Catholics who think that Democrats today are a morally justifiable choice aren’t fooling anyone, not even themselves; it’s more likely that such Catholics are phony Catholics to begin with, and they make a pretense of Catholic faith by rationalizing voting for Democrat candidates using dubious and selective appeals to Catholic statements or “Catholic” authors.
I have always wondered about the connection and solid mutual support among the pro-“gay” movement, the abortion-on-demand industry, and the aggressively-left modern Democratic-party Catholic.
Maybe Our Fellow Catholic can explain that more fully.
But no other issues can possibly balance. These genocidal maniacs have killed 60 million innocents in the womb. What balances ? Giving welfare checks to the few who escape the genocide, so they’ll vote for the genocidal maniacs who can then stay in office and continue the genocide?
And there we have the answer.
A Church of clearly-defined truth and divine law, vs. a Fellow Catholic church of sophistries and contradictions. Two different faiths.
At least we got that cleared up.
I’m sorry you don’t understand what the Roman Cathilic Church teaches.
What the Church teaches must be correctly applied and, as I have explained, it can never be applied correctly in a way that would favor a Democrat over a Republican today.
I’m sorry you are too steeped in leftist nonsense to realize that.
If you vote for a Democrat, you are not a faithful Catholic. Catholics cannot justify supporting Democrats. Be clear about that.
What the Church teaches is fine, but it should not be used dishonestly to support grave evil and those who perpetuate grave evil.
You have no justification in anything that the Church teaches to vote for a Democrat over a Republican today, YFC.