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.