Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wis., (Rep. Paul Ryan's home diocese) gives some political science lessons in the local newspaper:
Those with an abundance are obligated to share with those who lack basics, Morlino said, but the best way to do that is at the level closest to the people in need, a Catholic principle called subsidiarity.
"It's just common sense," Morlino said. "In other words, if I can help you directly, why should we bring it to the mayor or the government or the president of the United States, if I can just help you?"
Earlier, writing in his diocesan newspaper, Morlino called socialism "intrinsically evil."