Catholics denounce Rush Limbaugh's incendiary remarks about Pope Francis

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."


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  • commented 2013-12-05 17:07:55 -0500
    Patricia Rutter,

    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. :-)
  • commented 2013-12-02 19:34:00 -0500
    Well said, CACG and Pope Francis!
  • commented 2013-12-02 17:01:57 -0500
    I already wrote my response…I understand other nation’s governments of a social means. We are of the capitalist system. That system and ALL others are EXPLOITED for corrupt means. Profit to live, taxes for various reasons, extend the economy. JOBS to maintain this is essential. Obama has taken this country down drastically, systematically, abruptly for his Socialistic means. European influence, big bankers, etc. want our power dismantled. Rush Limbaugh knows all this. I heard his comments and they are correct. The Pope should not disdain our country for our capitalistic system. He never lived under it, as far as I know. He should keep ‘liberation theology’ out of his comments. Pope John Paul II refused ‘liberation theology’ and so should Pope Francis.
  • commented 2013-12-02 16:42:33 -0500
    Unfortunately, the Pope in this encyclical, and some other recent public expressions relating to politics, economics, and issues relating to environment is aligning himself with global factions who are pursuing the removal of God from society especially Christianity.
  • commented 2013-12-02 16:40:45 -0500
    Trickle down economics and crony capitalism are destroying our country. The nation’s biggest welfare queens are members of the Walton family who can make huge profits while the government subsidizes its workforce with food stamps. The Pope is right to take a stand. He is just opposing unbridled selfishness with Christian doctrine.
  • commented 2013-11-30 19:39:43 -0500
    Rush didn’t like Pope Francis’ condemnation of Capitalism..which Greed has definitely ruined. But, so do other forms of gov. get trampled with human covetousness. Making an honest profit is good. Big $$ wants more..and that’s the great sin. That is also in Socialistic forms of gov. People are stepped on while the dictators have it all. It’s GREED of heart/mind. We have a dictator now..and watching him ‘transform’ us into a third world system. I realize our Pope is from a more socialistic form of gov. Study capitalism and understand why it works…as long as GREED keeps out of its way.
  • commented 2013-11-30 08:12:54 -0500
    I disagree with the Pope on this issue.
  • commented 2013-11-27 16:46:49 -0500
    listen to the Pope who has dedicated his life to serving the least among us or a drug addict too afraid to even buy his own drugs??

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