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.
Join Us for the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering
October 5, 2015
Join hundreds of fellow Catholic advocates in Washington, D.C. this January 23-26 for the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG). Centered …
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Visit of Pope Francis Calls Attention to the Work of Catholic Charities
September 28, 2015
Last week, the visit of Pope Francis to the United States brought inspiration to many including leaders, clients, and supporters …
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Presidential Candidates Share Their Ideas to End Poverty and Create Opportunity
August 3, 2015
Leaders of the Circle of Protection, including Catholic Charities USA President Sister Donna Markham, have called on the 2016 presidential …
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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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