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He apparently does not understand the teaching of the last great Council of the Church, Vatican II.
And, to make this even more tragic, this man is the Chairman of the Board of the group that calls itself "Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good." I was one of those Catholics who wanted to give this organization the benefit of the doubt for a long time when they began their efforts.
I must admit, I have long believed that the failures of the "religious right" and the dangers of some approaches to "libertarianism", required we who are Catholics to articulate a different vision of the renewal of human culture, which includes political participation.
That includes a truly vision for political participation.
Not just a conservative or neo-conservative ideology with a rosary wrapped around it.
So, I had been hoping this group would prove my "conservative first" friends to be wrong and show us all a faithful alternative in some of their positions.
There is room for disagreement on the application of some of the principles found within Catholic Social teaching, in areas of prudential judgement.
The real question is whether we believe the truth claims of the Catholic Church into which we were all Baptized and then seek to apply them authentically in our social mission!
Some of my friends, clearly identified with the "conservative" movement, had written the group off from the beginning.
However, this recent rant by Fred Rotondaro, the Chairman of the Board of "Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good" has led me to wonder again whether the organization is authentically Catholic or truly committed to the true Common Good.
It is, in effect, a Trojan horse, seeking to undermine the truth as revealed by the Catholic Church right when this teaching is so desperately needed.
This group calling itself "Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good" have disappointed me for the last time. They make this claim: "Catholics in Alliance is a resource for Catholics inspired by our faith's core teachings about justice, human life and dignity, peace, poverty and the common good." To this, when I consider some of their public positions, I now say "Nonsense"!
They also reject some of what is clearly and unchangeably taught by the teaching office of the Church and bring that dissent into a public forum.