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USCCB, CRS again urge Catholics to lobby on behalf of international poverty aid

Catholic World News - October 07, 2011

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services have again called upon Catholics to contact President Obama and members of Congress on behalf of international poverty-assistance programs.

“Life-saving poverty-focused international assistance that fights hunger, disease and makes communities facing natural disasters more resilient, such as those in East Africa and South Asia, makes up less than 1% of the U.S. federal budget,” states an action alert published the organizations. “However, Congress is considering proposals right now that would drastically cut assistance to people in dire need.“

“While our nation’s leaders must address unsustainable deficits, you need to speak up now in support of poverty-focused international assistance so that life-changing and life-saving interventions can continue to help our brothers and sisters who need it most. 12 million people in East Africa who are facing malnutrition and starvation right now are relying on your voice and our nation’s leadership to save their lives.”

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  • Posted by: GabrielAustin9013 - Oct. 08, 2011 12:01 PM ET USA

    Will that include condoms, tubal litigation, sterility pills, and other "reproductive health" devices? Other anti-population measures? The bishops and Catholic Relief Services had dome better to address Catholics about their personal duty to help the poor. Government grants will get no one into heaven. The Good Samaritan was a single person.

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