Cutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.
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Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.
The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.
Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?
With an issue like health, the faith community has a unique and important role to play -- to define and raise the moral issues beneath the policy debate.
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