I combined a few clips from cable news talk, that best explains the recent belligerent behavior of Paul Ryan toward the Catholic bishops, for his recent insistence that a balanced budget supersedes a little social discomfort. His excuse:
“These are not all the Catholic bishops, and we just
respectfully disagree,” Ryan told Fox News on Thursday.
A week after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan
claimed his Catholic faith inspired the Republicans' cost-cutting budget plan,
the nation's Catholic bishops (USCCB) criticized the House Republican budget
authored by Rep. Paul Ryan for cutting food stamps and other assistance
programs for the poor.
In a letter, the bishops say the budget fails to meet
certain “moral criteria” by disproportionately cutting programs that “serve
poor and vulnerable people.” A second letter criticizes a provision that makes
it more difficult for illegal immigrants to claim child tax credits. The
bishops called the credit “one of the most effective antipoverty programs in
our nation.” “Cuts to nutrition programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) will hurt hungry children, poor families, vulnerable
seniors and workers who cannot find employment. These cuts are unjustified and
Some 60 Catholic social justice leaders, theologians and
clergy also released a statement saying that "this budget is morally indefensible
and betrays Catholic principles of solidarity, just taxation and a commitment
to the common good."
found this even more blunt assessment of Ryan's brutal act of disciplining the poor for their perceived laziness:
One Catholic bishop who was speaking for himself, Bishop
Daniel R. Jenky, of an archdiocese in Illinois went completely off the rails
during a sermon this past weekend in his criticism of President Obama on birth
control coverage, but nevertheless held "Catholics” like devout Randers
Paul Ryan and John Boehner in even greater contempt for actions that are
diametrically opposed to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
"May God have mercy especially on the souls of those
politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, but in their public lives,
rather like Judas Iscariot, betray Jesus Christ by how they vote and how they
willingly cooperate with intrinsic evil. -- Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the
Catholic diocese of Peoria, Illinois 4/14/12
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