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USCCB, CRS officials hosting webcast on preventing ‘drastic cuts’ to budget

May 23, 2012

Officials of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services are hosting an online discussion on May 23 at 1:00 Eastern time to help Catholics “prevent drastic cuts in the 2013 budget.”

“While our nation’s fiscal challenges are significant, poverty-focused international assistance makes up less than 0.5% of the U.S. federal budget,” according to the announcement of the online discussion. “This little bit of funding saves millions of lives around the world by providing food to the hungry, shelter to refugees, helping small farmers grow more crops, and educating children for a more prosperous and stable future. Cutting this assistance will not balance the federal budget, but careless cuts will cost lives.”

“Join us for an opportunity to hear about the Church’s lifesaving work around the world and how that work is impacted by Congress; and, an opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue about upcoming legislation.”


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