Advocacy and Social Policy Initiatives
CCUSA’s Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, we urge policymakers to see the faces of those in need in their communities and to create policies that assist and support them.
Catholic Charities USA opposes proposed rule restricting asylum
March 27, 2023
On Monday, March 27, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) submitted comments in response to the Department of Homeland Security and the …
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CCUSA and other youth-serving organizations urge Congress to fund Youth Mentoring Program grant
March 15, 2023
Catholic Charities USA, along with more than 400 national, state and local organizations that advocate for youth and provide mentoring …
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CCUSA, USCCB and CLINIC comment on proposed USCIS fee schedule changes
March 10, 2023
Catholic Charities USA, with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), …
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Pope Francis says, "the just ordering of society and of the state is a central responsibility of politics." Our Catholic faith calls us to serve the most vulnerable and to advocate for justice in social structures. CCUSA and the entire Catholic Charities ministry have a responsibility to advocate for just policy positions and to share our experience of serving those in need.
“The Church cannot and must not take upon herself the political battle to bring about the most just society possible. She cannot and must not replace the State. Yet at the same time she cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice. She has to play her part…”
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The only home they’ve ever known: DACA at 10 yearsNote: DACA recipients’ names have been changed to protect their identities. The thrill of being granted DACA protection — the …
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Despite reducing poverty, expanded child tax credit’s future is uncertainA few weeks before Christmas, Jessica Moreno and her three kids were able to move from her parents’ home in …
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Catholic Charities Baltimore honors justice-oriented pastor for 43 years of speaking to the spirit of the communityA local pastor whose faithful labor of love has made his parish a beacon of working for justice is one …
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