Twenty-five members of the Senate and 125 members of the House name themselves as ‘Catholic.’ This includes Leader John Boehner, Paul Ryan and my own representative, Bob Latta. These three along with nearly all of the other Republicans have voted against food stamp extensions, unemployment insurance extensions, welfare benefits, health care coverage and raising the minimum wage. In other words, they voted against the poor, the homeless, the sick and the defenseless.
WWJD? Yes, what would Jesus have done? And what is the new Pope saying to Catholics all throughout the world?
What would we call a Catholic who does not heed this call from both the Pope and Jesus to minister to the less fortunate in our society? Perhaps a fallen-away Catholic? A Catholic in name only? A hypocrite?