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New Mexico bishop meets with Obama

July 21, 2011

A dozen Christian leaders, including Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces and John Carr of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, met with President Barack Obama on July 20 to lobby against budget cuts that would affect the poor.

Representatives of the National Council of Churches, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Salvation Army, and the mainline Evangelical Lutheran Church in America were also among those in attendance.


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  • Posted by: kmbold - Jul. 21, 2011 11:31 PM ET USA

    As well expressing their alarm at anything the ubiquitous and indefatigable Secretary Sibelius is cooking up for the populace.

  • Posted by: edwillneff3195 - Jul. 21, 2011 9:14 PM ET USA

    Oh good! Christian "leaders" meet with Obama "to lobby against budget cuts that would affect the poor." Naturally a good Catholic bishop is there doing his "social justice" two step. Just what the "poor" need: more food stamps and bigger welfare checks for their Escalades and triple XL clothes -- and their trillion plus underground economy the "poor" have going for them. Go to amy store to see how "the poor" fill their carts to the brim. The bishops' "social justice" has destroyed the poor.

  • Posted by: FredC - Jul. 21, 2011 7:32 PM ET USA

    I hope the bishops are planning to meet with Obama on HR 1179, the “Rights of Conscience Act".