Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) recently wrote a
letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and president
of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, asking him to speak out
against the House Republican budget and how it affects the poor. In an
interview with The Christian Post, DeLauro describes how her Catholic
faith informs her views about the federal budget.
Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) led the budget effort passed by the
House last month. In an interview on CBN last week, Ryan, a Catholic, said he believes that
the House budget upholds the principle of subsidiarity, (large complex
institutions should not address social problems that can better be
addressed by small simple institutions closer to the problem), and
"preferential option for the poor" (the needs of the poor should be
given preference in policy decisions). DeLauro, also Catholic, said
Monday that the House budget violates Catholic principles.
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