First, perhaps you should research the Catholic doctrine on subsidiarity. I think it answers your questions sufficiently.
Secondly, if there is no way to PROVE what you've been offering as objective examples, how do YOU even know they're true examples? It's not calling someone a liar to say "I don't know how true your story is...". It's a statement based upon what you have already admitted: Your examples cannot be verified. You know, there is a name for defaming people in public; it's a sin against the fifth commandment called detraction...so, do be careful with what you say. Everyone has a right to his good name, and a person commits a murder of sorts to take it from him unjustly. I'm not saying you've committed the sin, since I can't identify the people you're talking about...I'm merely admonishing you to take care with your words for fear of sinning.
What are you talking about? YOu have no idea what you are talking about...I know these people personally. Indeed, my mother just bought coats for the children of one of them who is speniding hte deceased parent's SS check on cigs and alcoho. I think you need to read what subsidiarity means.....because it explains that charity needs to begin at the smallest units...not the largest...in other words with local chairities and govt...not federal. I guess you are guilty of committing a sin then because it sounds like you are attacking my good name.
Hi Cheryl et alia,
Cheryl, this lashing out at others does neither you nor your cause any good. I asked you about this before, remember? I asked you what size your cohort was when you made the determination that "many" people were cheating the system. I still don't know, although gaging from your response to Chelsea, your cohort size was statistically too small to draw any conclusions. You also seem to fail to understand that the smallest units of charity often cannot cope with devastating health scenarios. And oddly enough, there are Catholic health care facilities here in Chicagoland which have become extremely aggressive in pursuing even the smallest debt.
If you're worried about your good name being sullied, then I suggest you go back and read your posts.