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USCCB: post-election webcast on protecting federal anti-poverty programs

Catholic World News - November 08, 2012

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development is hosting a post-election webcast today (November 8).

“At a time of persistently high poverty and joblessness, programs that serve poor and vulnerable families in their time of need must be protected,” the webcast announcement states. “Tune in to our post-election webinar on Thursday, November 8 at 2:00 PM to hear what’s at stake and what we need to do to ensure that Congress helps, rather than hurts, people at home and abroad struggling to live in dignity.”

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  • Posted by: ZIP5DO@aol.com - Nov. 11, 2012 4:22 PM ET USA

    Again the bishops fail and want government to be the solution rather than themselves and the church. Also there comment about congress ensuring help for people at home and abroad struggling to live in dignity has great meaning. Their advisors on this lack all sense as this country approaches the fiscal cliff. Who will be to catch the United States? Stupidity reigns.

  • Posted by: impossible - Nov. 09, 2012 8:03 PM ET USA

       Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen said, "Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious.” Pope Pius XII said,  "The laity must have an ever clearer consciousness, not only of belonging to the Church, but of being the Church - Google for the rest.

  • Posted by: unum - Nov. 09, 2012 6:25 AM ET USA

    The USCCB continues to advocate fiscal insanity, calling on our bankrupt government to continue social justice programs without reform so the Church will not have to do what Christ commanded. Jesus' sermon on the mount clearly challenged Christians, not secular government, to "be their brother's keeper". But, our bishops continue their misguided efforts to subcontract social justice to the Democrats, leaving the Catholic laity uninvolved, unchallenged, and unmotivated.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Nov. 08, 2012 7:45 PM ET USA

    Don't they know that Dr. Welfare won the election?

  • Posted by: sparch - Nov. 08, 2012 2:28 PM ET USA

    When are our illustrious bishops going to stop confusing their flock by looking to washington for social justice. The bishops and the church should be doing all the heavy lifting. Depend on washington and you will be indebted to them for the rest of your life. I am disappointed in the usccb and their collective lack of faith filled leadership.

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