House GOP Didn't Get Pope’s Memo On Poor Before Slashing Food Stamps
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Americans have been living with the House GOP’s posturing for years. But their pontificating and actions punishing the poor are being cast in a harsh new light that many people did not expect: new statements from the Pope about the errors of extremist thinking and, equally important, what it means to serve the public.
“The thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the church as a field hospital after battle,” Pope Francis said in his most extensive remarks yet.
One wonders how many of the 61 Republican House members who are Catholic are paying attention to the Pope, especially after their latest efforts to make life harder for the neediest Americans.