Now Catholic scholars from Georgetown University are also taking Ryan to the woodshed with their own sternly worded letter signed by a dozen Georgetown Jesuit priests and members of several departments:
“Our problem with Representative Ryan is that he claims his budget is based on Catholic social teaching,” said Jesuit Father Thomas J. Reese, one of the organizers of the letter. “This is nonsense. As scholars, we want to join the Catholic bishops in pointing out that his budget has a devastating impact on programs for the poor.” [...]The signatories of the letter even gave a homework assignment: Ryan and his fellow Republicans must read the Vatican's The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.
“I am afraid that Chairman Ryan’s budget reflects the values of his favorite philosopher Ayn Rand rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Father Reese. “Survival of the fittest may be okay for Social Darwinists but not for followers of the gospel of compassion and love.”
Better do your reading on what Jesus really said about caring for the poor, Rep. Ryan, because I hear it will be on the final exam.