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USCCB increases efforts to aid unemployed

Catholic World News - April 21, 2011

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development has announced that it is intensifying its efforts to assist the unemployed.

“Media reports of the recent decline in the unemployment rate mask the reality faced by millions of Americans and their families,” policy advisor Tom Mulloy said in an April 20 mailing. “In addition to the 13.7 million unemployed workers, 8.3 million are underemployed (involuntarily working part-time) and 2.7 million have given up looking for work. In sum, 16% of the country is unemployed or underemployed.”

Mulloy announced that the USCCB has collaborated with Interfaith Worker Justice to help launch the Faith Advocates for Jobs campaign, which will “advocate policies that protect families and ensure access to just and decent jobs with fair wages” and “empower parishes and other faith communities to minister to the spiritual, social, and employment needs of their parishioners and congregants.”

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  • Posted by: impossible - Apr. 21, 2011 11:17 PM ET USA

    They can best help the unemployed by producing an honest, unambiguous Faithful Citizenship document prior to the 2012 elections. Why does the USCCB promote and support the very politicians (party of death and debt)that kills our babies, our economy and Christian values and then whine about that which they have wrought? A sane person does not put his hand into a viper's nest and cry in surprise and pain at being bit.

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