It’s curious, given how many headlines, articles and photos your newspaper devoted to the Catholic bishops’ outcry against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s birth-control provision, that the news story “Bishops say Ryan budget fails moral test” was relegated April 18 to the bottom of Page A2 with little fanfare.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has said that his budget reflects his Catholic values, the same values that the bishops declare his budget tramples. So shouldn’t the article on the bishops’ reaction have received equal attention to the birth-control issue, if not more? After all, the birth-control debate involves the bishops’ “religious liberties”; the moral-test question involves protections for the poor. Which would Jesus be more interested in reading?
Dorothy Rudzik, Washington