Bishops worry about impact of cuts on poor

Rebecca Venegoni Tower
WASHINGTON D.C. — As Congress considers a federal budget proposal for the upcoming year, Catholics have spoken out against significant cuts in funding for domestic and international aid to the poor and vulnerable. "These are drastic cuts — draconian cuts — that disproportionately target the poorest people," Bill O'Keefe, senior director of advocacy for Catholic Relief Services, said on Feb. 23.

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