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Catholics Differ At “War On Poverty” Hearing

posted on August 2, 2013

Corrie Mitchell of Religion News Service reports that Sister Simone Campbell, founder of the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign, testified before the House Budget Committee chaired by Representative Paul Ryan. Ryan, a devout Catholic, avoided theological debate on his proposed budget cuts, which include eliminating food stamps, something Sister Campbell views as immoral. There is “a government responsibility to ensure everyone’s capacity to eat,” Sister Campbell says. “We do the charity part.”

Read at Religion News Service