Head of Catholic Bishops Praises GOP Agenda After Far Left Group’s Smear

The Catholic bishops released a letter this week after the latest attempt by the far left to smear Republican policy.

The US Catholic Bishops released a letter this week thanking Republicans for “continued attention to the guidance of Catholic social justice in the current delicate budget considerations in Congress.”
The Hill reported:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) got some cover Thursday from the head of U.S. Catholic bishops, who said the GOP’s 2012 budget had taken into account the church’s social teaching.

Boehner and Ryan, both of whom are practicing Catholics, released a letter from Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, after the Speaker had faced criticism from some prominent Catholic scholars for the Republican budget.

Dolan responded to a letter sent April 29 by Ryan by thanking the chairman of the House Budget committee for his “continued attention to the guidance of Catholic social justice in the current delicate budget considerations in Congress.”

“It is clear that all of this correspondence reflects recognition of the foundational principles at work,” Dolan wrote.

The letter comes after Catholic scholars had written Boehner, challenging him on the GOP’s budget priorities, specifically for its cuts to programs to assist the poor and pregnant women, among other perceived violations of Catholic social teaching.

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