By Dan Merica and Kate Bolduan, CNN Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) defended his proposed federal budget on Thursday against criticism from some Catholics, who say it violates their tradition’s teaching by putting an undue burden on the poor. Ryan, a Catholic who chairs the House Budget Committee, told students and faculty at Georgetown [...]
Rep. Paul Ryan sought to rebut his Catholic critics Thursday with a speech at Georgetown University, arguing that fellow Catholics can hold different views on how church teaching should influence budget policy.
Facing criticism for invoking the moral teachings of the Catholic Church as inspiration for his spending proposals, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended his budget plan Thursday and acknowledged that his inter...