Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Michigan's 7 Catholic bishops urge state leaders to remember needy

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:10 PM
Original message
Michigan's 7 Catholic bishops urge state leaders to remember needy
Source: Detroit Free Press

Michigan's 7 Catholic bishops urge state leaders to remember needy
4:49 PM, Apr. 14, 2011
BY NIRAJ WARIKOO
DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

The seven Catholic bishops of Michigan sent a letter this week to Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders that asks them to pay greater attention to the needs of the poor, the unemployed and other vulnerable persons.

The letter is part of an attempt by Catholic leaders in Michigan to prevent budget cuts and tax changes that they say would harm the needy in Michigan. It was signed by Archbishop of Detroit Allen Vigneron and bishops from Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Marquette.

The Michigan Catholic Conference, a lobbying group, said the letter was probably the first time since 2003 that all the bishops of Michigan have teamed up to write such a letter. In 2003, they were advocating against partial-birth abortion.

The new letter, sent Monday, says: It is a well-known fact that a very clear indicator of the moral strength of any society is in the way its neediest citizens are treated. As such, budget priorities are significant moral choices.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20110414/NEWS06/110414046/... |topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:13 PM
Response to Original message
1. They should talk to Dennis Miller too
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:42 PM
Response to Original message
2. Political meddling! Aaaaaahhhhh!
Tax 'em, tax 'em!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:58 PM
Response to Original message
3. Why don't they give up some of their gold and silver?
The pope lives in the ultimate lap of luxury, as do all of his minions. And those bishops and archbishops certainly aren't going hungry or cold.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:01 PM
Response to Original message
4. That'll mean something when they admit that War IS Abortion. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:56 PM
Response to Original message
5. The problem is that the bishops have been giving "greater attention to ... vulnerable persons," ...
if you get my (cough - child abuse) meaning.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:56 PM
Response to Original message
6. I think we should applaud the bishops for taking this important stand,
even if we do not always agree with other policies of the church. This action could help millions. It might just serve to remind a few people that Christ was a man who supported those in need.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:39 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. agreed
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #6
8. true enough,but
it is just shallow words , just talk, they support repubs
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:46 PM
Response to Original message
9. Offering moral leadeship --? ... but those pedophile lawsuits took a lot of $$$ that would have
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 11:48 PM by defendandprotect
helped needy --

Meanwhile W came along -- coincidentally -- when they were most desperate for money

to pay off those lawsuits and gave them taxpayer $$ for their "faith-based" organization.

RCC evidently has most of them --

One of the surest ways to judge a society is how its CHILDREN are treated --

and WOMEN!!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Jul 28th 2014, 03:06 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC