2011-07-28 19:05:04

US Bishops highlight human and moral dimensions of budget debate

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote Thursday on a proposal by Speaker John Boehner to cut spending more than raising the debt limit. As the political battle to resolve the nation’s debt crisis continues, the Catholic Bishops are urging legislators to remember the most vulnerable during their deliberations.
“On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, we wrote the letter to address the moral and human dimensions of the ongoing budget debate and, in particular, the debt ceiling measure now before the Congress,” says Bishop Howard Hubbard of the Diocese of Albany, New York.
Bishop Hubbard, the Chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International and Human Development Justice and Peace, is one of the co-authors of a letter to the members of the US House of Representatives published this week.
He told Robert White more about the moral measure of the budget debate. Listen RealAudioMP3

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