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Pray for Paul's Change of Heart

No matter how you plan to vote in November,
 
Representative Paul Ryan could become our next Vice President and help set the federal budget from the White House.

Please pray for Paul Ryan, a devout Catholic, to have a change of heart on the federal budget












Paul Ryan is a sincere Catholic and a brother in Christ, and we ask him to reconnect with the compassion for the poor and vulnerable that is rooted in our consciences and articulated by the Catholic Church.


The US Catholic bishops wrote a se
ries of letters about the House budget proposed by Rep. Ryan, saying that his cuts "will hurt hungry children, poor families, vulnerable seniors and workers who cannot find employment. These cuts are unjustified and wrong."


The bishops 
offered Congress these three moral criteria for the federal budget:

1. Every budget decision should be assessed by whether it protects or threatens human life and dignity.

2. A central moral measure of any budget proposal is how it affects “the least of these” (Matthew 25). The needs of those who are hungry and homeless, without work or in poverty should come first.

3. Government and other institutions have a shared responsibility to promote the common good of all, especially ordinary workers and families who struggle to live in dignity in difficult economic times.

They wrote that "the House-passed budget resolution fails to meet these moral criteria."

The bishops offered this prescription:

A just framework for future budgets cannot rely on disproportionate cuts in essential services to poor persons; it requires shared sacrifice by all, including raising adequate revenues, eliminating unnecessary military and other spending, and addressing the long-term costs of health insurance and retirement programs fairly.

Please pray for Paul Ryan, that he may use his influence to bring good news to the poor, a central part of the mission of Jesus.

Invitation to Dialogue and Hear Stories

We, the creators of this website, have formally invited Representative Ryan, Vice President Biden, President Obama, and Governor Romney to come and spend time with the poor of Milwaukee. We believe each of these national leaders could learn a great deal about the struggles of real people. Furthermore, we ask for prayers for Vice President Biden, also a devout Catholic, and for all our national leaders.


This website was created on the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, a day on which the gospel reading at Mass says this about the Almighty:

"He has shown the strength of his arm,
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty."

Luke 1:51-53