Thursday, August 26, 2010
USCCB's Labor Day Statement
I fear that might be the case with a statement that the USCCB produced for the occasion of the upcoming Labor Day holiday. It's entitled, "A New Social Contract for Today's New Things". A big hint of something not being quite right is the word "new". That word is a favorite in the progressive lexicon.
About halfway through the document is a section called "the market, the state and civil society". Now I'll quite the probable "poison pill". "Economic life..needs just laws and forms of redistribution governed by politics, and what it is more, it needs works redolent of the spirit of gift." Boys and girls, can we all say "socialism"? Despite all the protests to the contrary, I say "if it looks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's probably a duck"!
Just remember - the USCCB, in and of itself, has no canonical nor teaching authority. Only the individual bishops have that, as they are in unity with the Holy Father.