The Deacon's Bench

“I beg you, look for the words ‘social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes.” 

Glenn Beck, sane and sensible as ever.

UPDATE: Mark Shea has added some thoughts on the Beck brouhaha:

If it were a Lefty urging Catholics to apostatize in the name of abortion rights, no serious Catholic would ever bother to watch him again. But because this raving lunatic is prattling on about tropes near and dear to the heart of the Thing That Used to be Conservatism (i.e. free market economics) he is given a pass to run around making absolutely defamatory claims against Catholic teaching and even to urge Catholics to leave Holy Church. The Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching = Mein Kampf = the Communist Manifesto. Sure.

Meantime, in a providential coincidence, Archbishop Timothy Dolan pinpoints six pillars of Catholic social teaching. Check ’em out.

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