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 Leaders Call for Climate Action
October 28, 2015
Today, CCUSA President and CEO Sister Donna Markham joined Dr. Carolyn Woo (Catholic Relief Services), Archbishop Thomas Wenski (USCCB Committee …
Update on Criminal Justice Reform
October 26, 2015
Long overdue criminal justice reform legislation is beginning to advance in the U.S. Congress. In a major step forward, last …
CCUSA Joins Nonprofit Partners Calling on Congress to Support Charitable Giving
October 21, 2015
Catholic Charities USA joined with nearly two dozen national nonprofits to send a letter to Congressional leadership asking them to …
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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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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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