Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good's Christopher Hale released the following statement regarding Rush Limbaugh's comments about Pope Francis:
"Catholics of all political stripes are disturbed by Rush Limbaugh's incendiary comments this afternoon about Pope Francis. To call the Holy Father a proponent of "pure marxism" is both mean spirited and naive. Francis's critique of unrestrained capitalism is in line with the Church's social teaching. His particular criticism of "trickle down economics" strengthens what Church authorities have said for decades: any economic system which deprives the poor of their dignity has no place within a just society.
Contrary to what Mr. Limbaugh suggests, the Catholic Church isn't built on money, but on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ.
We call on Mr. Limbaugh to apologize and retract his remarks. We urge other Church organizations and leaders--both ordained and lay--to also condemn Mr. Limbaugh's comments.
We proudly stand with Pope Francis as he provides prophetic leadership for the Catholic Church and the entire world."
You seem to be buying Rush Limbaugh’s line that somehow His Holiness said something against America.
That was insane when Limbaugh said it, and it’s unpleasant to see an remnant in your “The Pope should not disdain our country for our capitalistic system.”
He didn’t. Not for a moment. It’s all in Limbaugh’s big mouth, and somehow it’s crept into your post — and it’s sinmply a right-wing lie!
“Sinmply” Hmmm. That was a typing error, but I think I’ll keep it. :-)