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The bishops get one right

April 28, 2012 - Harry Eagar
I don't have much use for Roman Catholic bishops, but even a blind sow finds an acorn once in a while. In the Washington Post, Dana Milback writes about the bishops' (and some priests') forthright scorn for Rep. Paul Ryan's Christmas tree-for-the-rich budget ideas.

Well worth reading.

Sample graf: "Spending on programs such as food stamps and college Pell Grants is 'unsustainable,' he (Ryan) said. If government does too much for the poor, 'you make it harder. for churches and charities to do that work."

It is only stating the obvious to point out that, with some honorable exceptions, churches have a bad record for evenhandedness when it comes to passing out charity.

I have been reading "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which points out that black people in the South were not treated by church-run white hospitals until the government forced them. Some were turned away to die.


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