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Texas bishop joins budget-cut protest

Catholic World News - April 07, 2011

Bishop Michael Mulvey of Corpus Christi joined a protest against tax cuts at the Texas state house on April 6.

"We want to see a balanced approach with a clear priority for vulnerable citizens and new sources of revenue," said the bishop. Rather than cutting programs, he said that legislators should “create new sources of revenue.”

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  • Posted by: impossible - Apr. 10, 2011 7:33 PM ET USA

    When I hear or read about a Bishop giving advice to politicians about temporal matters, my thoughts naturally go to what the particular bishop has said, done or left unsaid or undone about things within their competence - like teaching and preaching the truth about Humanae Vitae, and sound catechetics and passing on the deposit of faith given to us by their successors, the Apostles.

  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Apr. 08, 2011 3:19 AM ET USA

    "Charity" by taxation is nothing more than theft via the ballot box, legislative, and administrative fiat. The fruit of this governmental largess is multigenerational dependency and institutionalized failure. I do not know how to fix the problem, it is clear that the social programs are not working.

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