Tuesday, April 17, 2012

USCCB: Federal Budget Choices Must Protect Poor, Vulnerable People

From www.usccb.org, April 17, 2012

Recent letters echo bishops’ consistent message that federal budget must form
‘circle of protection’ around ‘the least of these’ 

WASHINGTONAs Congress began working on the FY 2013 budget and spending bills this week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) wrote several letters that repeated and reinforced the bishops’ ongoing call to create a “circle of protection” around poor and vulnerable people and programs that meet their basic needs and protect their lives and dignity. The bishops’ message calls on Congress and the Administration to protect essential help for poor families and vulnerable children and to put the poor first in budget priorities. The bishops’ letters oppose measures that reduce resources for essential safety net programs.  READ MORE

CLICK HERE to read article, "Catholic leaders tell Rep. Ryan to stop distorting Church teaching to justify budget," by Casey Schoeneberger, Faith in Public Life, posted on www.paxchristiusa.org

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