Margaret Bitz, Fargo, Published October 24 2012
Letter: Paul Ryan out of step with church doctrinePaul Ryan, a Catholic, does not accept the Catholic Doctrine of Social Justice. Ryan’s budget proposal demonstrates this. He believes in the individualism of Ayn Rand. Pope John Paul II called this individualism a dimension of the “culture of death.” Rick Berg, who endorses Ryan’s budget, likewise does not accept this Catholic doctrine. How can we Catholics vote for these men when they do not accept the Catholic Doctrine of Social Justice?
All of our North Dakota Democratic candidates on the other hand do accept this doctrine and will develop policies in keeping with this doctrine. (See “Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.”)