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Commonweal on Ryan-Dolan Letters

Paul Moses, writing at Commonweal, makes the salient point about the exchange of letters between Cong. Paul Ryan and Archbishop Timothy Dolan: Despite the headlines, Dolan did not, in fact, endorse the Ryan budget but only commended Ryan's letter for its stated intent of considering Catholic social teaching in his work.
This further proves the point that Dolan was ill-served in the whole episode. Either Ryan used him for political cover, or someone in Dolan's circle ill-served by failing to point out how the story would play.

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