Nuns who have been critical of a budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) that would defund many social programs in favor of tax cuts wrapped up their nine-state tour in Washington, D.C. on Monday with an interfaith event at the United Methodist Building near the Capitol.
“Paul Ryan has claimed to be a faithful Catholic, and I have no reason to suspect that that isn’t accurate, “Sister Mary Ellen Lacy Daughter, a lobbyist at Catholic social justice lobbying group NETWORK, told Raw Story. “What we do know, and what the bishops agree with us on, is that the document, the budget that he wrote, is not a moral document. It is not a faithful budget. It is not consistent with the Catholic social teachings. He may claim one thing, but it is clearly in opposition to what we believe.”
“The reality is we should be voting for people who espouse our values, not necessarily voting for your religion,” Daughter said. “What we can judge is the product of what they put out, and Ryan put out a budget that decimates programs that provide for people’s futures.”
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Social justice nun: Ryan’s budget is ‘not a moral document’
by Kay Steiger
Paul Ryan may have a problem here. Nuns on his back.