Boehner: Bishops need to “take a bigger look” at budget

Details: House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) chastised Catholic bishops at a Wednesday news conference on Capitol Hill, saying they needed to look at the bigger picture after they complained that the GOP budget plan fails to meet “moral criteria.” The bishops had written letters to Capitol Hill, arguing many elements of the Republicans’ budget [Read More...]

Catholics to Boehner: "We urge you to honor the values of the Catholic Church you love…"

A group from the House Speaker John Boehner’s home state of Ohio sent him a letter today, as the debt crisis continued. The letter says: As one of the most powerful Catholics in Congress, you are now faced with a monumental choice. You can heed the consistent moral calls from Catholic leaders who have urged [Read More...]

Catholic professors slam Boehner: "Your record is at variance from the Church's ancient moral teachings" — UPDATED

It’s not often that a conservative Catholic speaker at Catholic commencement comes in for criticism from Catholics — but that’s exactly what has happened to the Speaker of the House. From the New York Times: House Speaker John A. Boehner, a Republican who grew up in a devout Roman Catholic family in Ohio, is scheduled to [Read More...]


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