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Union president: Church’s doctrines ‘not connected to my faith’

Catholic World News - May 29, 2012

The president of the Service Employees International Union said in a recent newspaper interview that “I think of my Church as the Church of the people and not as the institutional hierarchy that has doctrines that are not connected to my faith.”

“Growing up in a family of 10 and being raised Catholic were the two kind of foundational things that made me understand that, if I wanted to change the world, I had to do it in a group,” said Mary Kay Henry, an avowed lesbian who has made “reproductive health … and GLBT issues” part of the union’s agenda, according to the Denver Post.

“And my faith taught me we are all called to think about the common good,” Henry added.

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - May. 29, 2012 2:54 PM ET USA

    The operative word here is "my". Too many Catholics have come to believe that they own the Church, not that it should be the other way around. The Church belongs to God. We are fortunate that He chose us to be members.

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 29, 2012 2:36 PM ET USA

    Yet another blatant example of either not being taught well in the Faith or just doing a "Pelosi."

  • Posted by: ronaldruais1947 - May. 29, 2012 11:07 AM ET USA

    The thrust of the article is about her advocacy of the 99% rhetoric being promulgated today. Yes, she is a class warfare advocate. The basis of ‘class warfare’ is envy which is nothing other than “They have; I don’t; I want; They owe me.” There at least 28 references to envy in the Bible. The three that most striking results of envy are: 1) Cain kills Abel, 2) Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery, and 3) the leaders of the day have Jesus put to death. No wonder envy is classified as one o

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