U.S. Catholic leaders are urging members of Congress to end the stalemate on sequestration.Show Comments (2)Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.Robert Klahn5 years 5 months agoThere is only one way to reduce the deficit that is both morally acceptable and has any chance of working. We need to reduce unemployment to under 5% *REAL*. Then increase taxes on the 1%, end so called free trade, and allow bankruptcy to include student loans and medical bills. IOW, we need to shift the burden off the poor, and to bring as many of the poor out of that category as possible. Only by addressing economic inequality will we find a morally acceptable path out of our debt situation.E.Patrick Mosman5 years 5 months agoOn the economy the Catholic Bishops should be concerned about the 5 trillion dollars of debt piled up in the last 4+ years and the administration's proposed budget to continue borrowing, printing and spending trillions of dollars far into the future. The Catholic Bishops should be voicing outrage at the President's asking God to bless Planned Parenthood, the US military muzzling and threatening court martials for Catholic and Christian chaplains who practice their religion and other major anti-religious,moral and ethical actions of this administration.. ..