5 thoughts on “Can a Catholic Support Ted Cruz?

  1. This seems like a selective view of Catholic social teaching, Jimmy. Cruz does take traditional Catholic positions on marriage and abortion. Yes, he is weak on the things that matter to you, but I would imagine Francis would say Hillary is also weak when measured by Catholic social teaching.

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  2. A group of prominent Catholics, led by Robbie George, has decided to endorse Ted Cruz for president. The case they make is a weak one. Instead of appealing to the principles of Catholic social teaching, they appeal to the American secular constitutional order. “[Cruz] will foster a culture, from the top down, that honors the Constitution,” says George. No word about a culture than honors the gospel or the common good.

    Dishonest and disgraceful selective editing by Arnett. In his full remarks, Dr. George says:

    “In order to protect religious liberty, restore the right of the people to protect innocent human life in all stages and conditions and the institution of marriage as the union of husband and wife, and preserve other key constitutional values, we need a Republican president who has both the record and the judgment to nominate judges and justices who are faithful constitutionalists,” George continued. “Ted Cruz will not only devote political capital to ensuring that every nominee will protect our constitutional freedoms, but he will foster a culture, from the top down, that honors the Constitution – the one thing that, despite our differences, binds us all together as Americans.”

    https://www.tedcruz.org/news/dr-robert-george-endorses-ted-cruz-president/

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  3. The words of the Holy Father near the end of that address: “A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to “dream” of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the contemplative style of Thomas Merton.”

    Ted Cruz is none of that. As a Roman Catholic I will not support him because his version of Christianity is often at odds with Catholic Church teachings. Hilary Clinton is closer to Catholic teaching (and yes, that does reveal a pretty big gap doesn’t it?) than Ted Cruz is.

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