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TRUMP & THE CHURCH

People of faith tended to trust Trump. Catholics who voted for him are hoping their trust was well-placed.

Family, Community, and Participation. The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.

Rights and Responsibilities. The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency.

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable. A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.

The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers. The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected—the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the organization and joining of unions, to private property, and to economic initiative.

Solidarity. We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be. Loving our neighbour has global dimensions in a shrinking world. At the core of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace.

Care for God’s Creation. We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation, it is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect people and the planet.

Comments

He said what people wanted to hear, but he is not a Christian--not even remotely religious.

Time will tell if he keeps any of the promises he made that will actually better anyone's life. The hateful ones, he seems to be right enthusiastic about.
He doesn't have to be a Christian to work for the promotion of those values.
Very true. But absolutely nothing he has done in his life whatsoever--and he has been in the news for decades-- indicates he is even aware of what Christian values are. Nothing. His speech makers give him the words, and he speaks them, but then contradicts them an hour later, a day, a year. The man wants to be king. Not President. (There is no evidence he has ever read the Constitution.) It remains to see what that means for the rest of us.
Don't hold your breath

Trump was Pro-choice long before he was "pro-life"
he says what will get him elected

Trump cheated in his businesses and treated his workers - and small business men - abominably

Trump set brother against brother - incited his followers to hate and bigotry
He had been invited by the KKK to attend their rally

Trump preaches the strong against the weak - he calls the weak losers and had no respect for them

poor deluded catholics who voted for him
those "catholic values" are for the weak

Edited at 2016-11-14 20:49 (UTC)
Yup, I'm sure this is true.
we "poor deluded catholics who voted for him,
those "catholic values" are for the weak"

What values should a President promote for undeluded non-Catholics?



maybe a fair deal for workers
(i read Rerum Novarum once and belonged to the Catholic Students Movement which was the junior version of the Catholic Workers Movement)
and live those values
not cheat his workers

maybe uphold what is the law of our land
and respect those values
availability of abortion for women who need it
marriage equality under the law

respect for all people and all religions
as Pope Francis has shown

belief in the reality of climate change
and promote policies that decrease the damage done to the enviornment

that would be a good start for Mr Trump
and little likely as he has spoken ( and acted) against all of that
Who decides these are "values"?
one of my old professors would say that values are what a community decides is necessary for their common good

what i have stated above is what most Americans seem to believe

of course, basic to us are the words of our founding documents

"We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"

that covers the things i have mentionrd
One lives in hope.

Compare what Wikileaks revealed about what the Clinton campaign thought about Catholics.
LOL

wikileaks revealed nothing about Clinton and Catholics
comments were made by an aid who is catholic
we are often hardest on our own
You need to work on your reading comprehension. "Clinton campaign."

you need to know more about what is really going on in the USA