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Diocesan officials, others involved in social ministry lobby Congress

Catholic World News - February 05, 2014

Diocesan officials and other participants in the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering met with members of Congress on February 4 “to promote peace abroad through negotiations, humanitarian assistance, and development, and to work against poverty in the United States,” according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Participants also lobbied for the passage of the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, which would assist prisoners who have been released, and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

This year’s Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, which is taking place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, is devoted to the theme of “Becoming a Church That is Poor and for the Poor.” Speakers include John Allen, Father James Martin, pundits David Brooks and Mark Shields, and Michel Roy, the secretary general of Caritas Internationalis.

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  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 06, 2014 9:22 AM ET USA

    Does anyone else see the absurdity of a gathering of Catholic Social (Political) Ministry at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington devoted to the theme of “Becoming a Church That is Poor and for the Poor.” The U.S. Church leadership is more political than it is Christian!

  • Posted by: Defender - Feb. 05, 2014 12:34 PM ET USA

    Four days and a lot of money in social justice. Too bad the Church can't spend enough time and money on Catholic education or something else more fundamental.

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