The bishops and a prolife budget

Over on Bold Faith Type, John Gehring points to an editorial in America magazine that begins: "The upcoming battle over the 2012 budget may prove to be one of the most important legislative debates of the new century" and asks the question: Will Catholic bishops have a place in the fight?

John says that the bishops now have a prime opportunity to speak authentically from Catholic social teaching and challenge resurgent "trickle down" economic theories, anti-government libertarianism and anti-Christian Randian ideas in similar ways that their 1986 pastoral, Economic Justice for All, rebuked Reagan-era adulation of unfettered capitalism.

Will they take up the challenge?

Read the America editorial Let's Be Clear on the Budget

and John's blog Will Bishops Fight for a Pro-Life Budget?

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