(RNS) Catholic Bishops Urge House Against Steep Budget Cuts

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are urging the GOP-led House to reject a cuts-only approach to the budget as Washington tries to avert an unprecedented government default on its multi-trillion-dollar debts.

“A just framework for future budgets cannot rely on disproportionate cuts in essential services to poor persons,” wrote Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., and Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., in a Tuesday (July 26) letter to House members.

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One comment on “(RNS) Catholic Bishops Urge House Against Steep Budget Cuts

  1. Dan Crawford says:

    Too little, too late. Their embrace of the Republican social darwinists who claimed they were pro-life has been an embarrassment, and has led them to acknowledge somewhat belatedly that they have studiously ignored over 100 years of Catholic social teaching.