Monday, October 29, 2012

The Least He Can Do

In a last-minute plea for the less than secure Catholic vote, Catholic Joe Biden appears in an Obama campaign ad laying a guilt trip on fellow communicants with among other lines this familiar one: "We call it Catholic social doctrine: what ever you do to the least of these you do for me.”

That's what ever you do Joe, not what ever you can force your neighbors to do and then take credit for yourself.


  1. Monday evening on an EWTN talk/discussion show, the host asked the guest about his feelings concerning VP Joe Biden's response to the Catholic/abortion question that came up during the Vice-Presidential debate recently. ( I apologize, but I can't recall the name of the guest. What's a Protestant to do?) He, Mr Biden, said while he personally didn't approve of abortion, he wouldn't dare force his views on somebody else. The guest responded that Joe Biden's response was "...incoherent and dishonest". He was right. He won't force his belief about abortion down our throat but he has no problem forcing Obamacare and reproductive mandates on us. The hypocrisy makes me nauseous. I wonder if that will be covered under Obamacare?

  2. I've sometimes wondered how it is that I can have liberal friends at all.

    The answer: They're hypocrites so at least some of the time they're normal.

  3. We all have our failings, and I'm reluctant to cast the first stone, but this guy is no Catholic. He is, in fact, an embarrassment to the Church and of course to the nation. Like the Kennedys and the Cuomos, he bought into the notion that his faith should have no place in the public square. That this intellectually and morally challenged man is a heartbeat away from the presidency is yet one more reason to vote Republican next week.

  4. Amen sf!

    The problem is that people like him, Catholic and Protestant alike, pick and choose those parts of their faith's doctrines that serve their political purposes.