Catholic Charities USA Responds to President’s Budget with Grave Concern and Frustration

Alexandria, Va. – Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president & CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), expressed grave concern and frustration over President Trump’s proposed budget.

“While CCUSA supports efforts to improve vital safety-net programs needed to move people out of poverty and protect life, the disastrous, albeit cruel, cuts to anti-poverty programs such as SNAP, Medicaid and jobs training will have a devastating effect on millions of vulnerable individuals and families who depend on them.  

“Rather than balancing the budget on the backs of those who are poor while shoring up military spending, our budgetary policies should reflect compassion for those most fragile and, at the same time, should allocate funds to protect safety and the common good.”


Patricia Cole, VP Communications


A member of Caritas Internationalis, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 12 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit our website at