Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If you stayed up past the Olympics...

...and you live in upstate New York, you may have caught my sweetie on the news last night, talking about the drastic budget cuts that are expected in New York at the urging of Gov. David Paterson. Speaking on behalf of the New York State Catholic Conference and the state's bishops, Dennis was reminding everyone that the budget cannot be balanced on the backs of the poor and vulnerable, those most likely to bear the brunt of cuts since they are usually voiceless in the legislature. The Church doesn't get a lot of headlines for this kind of talk, but it's a mainstay of our teaching. You can watch it here:

3 comments:

Bill said...

Hey Dennis. You looked great and sounded great. Way to go.

Amy R. said...

What a hottie!

Salesian Bulletin said...

The only comments the Church seems to get on these kinds of social issues is the canard that we only care about people before they're born. Because those who don't care about the preborn aren't paying attention of course--these aren't their issues. FMM