Representative Paul D. Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House
Budget Committee, has been excoriated by some Roman Catholic leaders
ever since he claimed this month that his budget plan, which slashes
antipoverty programs, was inspired by the moral teachings of his
The latest criticism comes in a letter released
Tuesday and signed by nearly 90 faculty members and priests at
Georgetown, the Jesuit university in Washington, in advance of Mr.
Ryan’s visit there on Thursday. Mr. Ryan is to deliver the prestigious Whittington Lecture, named for an associate dean who was killed on the airplane that crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
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