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.
CCUSA Urges Support for Evidence-Based Policymaking
July 29, 2015
Last week, CCUSA Executive Vice President Brian Corbin wrote to the Senate to urge passage of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission …
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CCUSA and USCCB Urge Congress to Support Just Wages
July 28, 2015
Today, CCUSA’s President, Sister Donna Markham, and Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Chair of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human …
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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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