Michael Sean Winters says: The Trump administration’s budget proposal is profoundly immoral. It uses a manufactured scenario in which we Americans are living in a time of scarcity, an equally fabricated claim that our military needs billions of dollars more money, all to hurt programs that help the poor or the planet.
Other budget assessments:
- Capitol Hill Republicans not on board with Trump budget
- Trump’s budget takes funds from the poor to feed his military
- Trump has promised big spending on infrastructure. His budget cuts it
- Since President Lyndon Johnson and a bipartisan Congress created the national arts and humanities endowments, no president has called for their elimination -- until now. We should pause and think about what our country would be like in their absence.
The Compass, newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, neighbor to Paul Ryan, the Catholic Speaker of the House of Represenatives, wrote an editorial that declares: Health care is a human right "Affordable and universal health care is a 'fundamental issue of human life and dignity,' according to the U.S. bishops. ... the bishops are whispering in the ear of Paul Ryan and other congressional leaders: Don’t forget the poor."
Fr. Tom Reese says, Now is the time for married priests
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The Economist looks at Vatican financial reform: Pope Francis presses ahead with tackling the Vatican’s murky finances But judges steeped in church law will struggle to understand financial wheeler-dealing
Global Sisters Report writer Sr. Michele Morek says, We have the networks, community and tools to resist
This year, 12 Catholic colleges are in the “March Madness” tournament starting March 16: Amid March Madness, chaplains offer spiritual support
At this time of year, Michael Sean Winters turns from politics to basketball and declares: March Madness is upon us. For sports fans, the NCAA tournament is probably the best time of year.
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