American Catholic Bishops agree with many Republican ideas such as opposing abortion or use of contraceptives, but they completely disagree with Republican economic ideas. The Bishops sent a protest about the proposed Paul Ryan budget(Mitt says it is “marvelous”). They were upset at reducing taxes on the wealthy while cutting economic aid to poor people and those on Medicaid as well as college students seeking loans.
It is ironic how Catholic Bishops are so hostile to social liberal ideas dealing with women, but when it comes to social action and concern for poor people and the middle class they line up with liberals. It is sad how their views on women prevent them from becoming a force for social action on behalf of those who are economically hurting.