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?