LOWELL GRISHAM: Jesus or Ayn Rand?

Leaders appear unconcerned about “least of these”

Posted: January 9, 2018 at 1 a.m.

In April 2012, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a series of letters to Congress criticizing the federal budget plan authored by a fellow Catholic, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee. That budget sought to reduce the federal deficit primarily through cuts to many safety net programs that serve the poor and vulnerable seniors. The bishops said the budget proposal failed to meet "moral criteria."

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