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WASHINGTON (RNS) A week after Republican congressman Paul Ryan claimed his Catholic faith inspired the cost-cutting budget plan passed by the House, the nation’s Catholic bishops reiterated their demands that the budget protect the poor and said the GOP measure "fails to meet these moral criteria." By David Gibson.

2 Comments

  1. G.K. Chesterton argued that his conversion to orthodox Christianity stemmed in large part from the observation that it ‘bent’ where reality bends and didn’t just follow an ideologically or rationalist straight line. It seems the Bishops more often (if not always) end up on the rigth side of things than do political parties (to the chagrin of the right and left, in turn). I find that reassuring when so much of political discourse seems to follow polls rather than any real principles (even ideological ones).

  2. The real history is that Paul Ryan has suffered from Catholic and economic moral tests at least all his adult life.