An interesting coincidence Catholic Tea Party?

Posted: October 6, 2010 by datechguy in catholic, tea parties
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This story at hot air:

Nearly half (47%) also say they are part of the religious right or conservative Christian movement. Among the more than 8-in-10 (81%) who identify as Christian within the Tea Party movement, 57% also consider themselves part of the Christian conservative movement.

Now it not a big secret that a lot of conservative religious people are part of the tea party but are focusing on the fiscal issues. However expect to see more things like this:

So we’re asking you to join the “Boston Catholic Tea Party” and help rid these upcoming conferences from “negative attitudes of the world” such as those the Holy Father alluded to. Today’s the day to start firing away!

Why might they want a tea party maybe this:

-The Boston Archdiocesan Social Justice Conference on October 9 is featuring Fr. James Massaro and Fr. Bryan Hehir, Secretary for Healthcare and Social Services . Fr. Massaro was one of 26 signatories to a highly-publicized 2009 letter supporting the nomination of pro-abortion Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sebelius vetoed pro-life legislation on four separate occasions as Kansas governor, prompting Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann to ask she no longer receive Communion. Fr. Hehir’s nearly 40-year history undermining Church teachings includes his leadership of Catholic Charities when they brokered adoptions to gay couples and also when they honored the pro-abortion Mayor of Boston at a 2005 fundraiser in violation of U.S.C.C.B directives. Recently he:

Keynoted a conference along with a well-known “gay priests” advocate.
– Told an audience at a Boston College forum he was concerned Catholic conscience rights could harm the freedom of women to get abortions
– Praised the “intelligent and courageous leadership” of the Catholic Health Association immediately after they helped pass the Obama-backed healthcare legislation that was actively opposed by the U.S.C.C.B. because it allowed funding for abortions.

Inside Catholic has more:

This is a pet peeve of mine If you are going to be Catholic, be Catholic, if not then there are plenty of protestant denominations out there. Will we see a Catholic Tea Party rally in Boston on Oct 9th? It should be interesting to see.

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  2. bandit says:

    Sullivan’s an idiot – which is a tautology I know – but correlation doesn’t equate with causation. People who work for a living tend to be more religious – it’s part of their religious ethic. People who live in stable households and are married tend to be more religious. People who see their hard work and stability being thrown away by an out of control expansion of gov’t are going to tend to be — wait for it — more religious.

  3. Peter Santos says:

    What Paul Melanson [Catholic philosopher from the Fitchburg area] at La Salette Journey uncovered about Father Massaro and the Cambridge Peace Commission is just horrific. Check it out.