Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Tea Party Movement and Catholic Social Teaching

The Acton Institute PowerBlog has the audio of Fr. Robert Sirico's appearance about the Tea Party movement and Catholic Social Teaching yesterday with Al Kresta on Ave Maria Radio.

Visit the PowerBlog to listen to the audio.  Here's an excerpt from Kresta in the Afternoon:

The Tea Party Movement:  How Does it Gel With Catholic Social Teaching?

Since their not-so-quiet arrival on the U.S. political scene, the tea party has garnered a great deal of attention and found growing support among disgruntled Americans, many of whom are Catholics. A study commissioned earlier this year by the National Review Institute found that 28 percent of tea party supporters identified themselves as Catholic. Yet while the movement may include aspects that are attractive to practicing Catholics, there are also serious questions about whether the at times radical views and controversial practices seen from tea party protesters fit with the teachings of the Church. Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute is here to look at the Tea Party and Catholic Social Teaching.

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