Members of new advisory council urged to make groups’ voices heard
Apr 08 2009
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration told members of a new President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and other guests April 6 that it wants the government to aggressively encourage participation by faith-based and community organizations in advisory and hands-on capacities.
Speakers suggest ways to join pro-life, social justice efforts
Feb 27 2009
WASHINGTON – At a Feb. 25 workshop during the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, speakers asked for a show of hands from those who worked in pro-life ministries for their diocese or parish. A majority of workshop participants raised their hands.
Cardinal George pledges bishops’ support to social justice ministers
Feb 24 2009
WASHINGTON – Saying that the church’s social mission can ease the suffering of the poor and voiceless, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pledged the full support of the U.S. bishops to the hundreds of people working in social ministry across the country.
Catholics focus on Lent as time of reconciliation and renewal
Feb 13 2009
At St. John’s Catholic Prep School, students star in a film with a modern-day take on Lenten sacrifice. Simon, the top earner at a financial company, sacrifices his job so a co-worker with five children can keep his in the film, shot at the Frederick school.
Congolese bishops call on U.S. for support
Dec 09 2008
In an effort to quell violence and bring humanitarian aid to thousands of displaced people, two Congolese bishops called on the United Nations, the United States and other Western powers to strengthen international peacekeeping forces in their war-ravaged country.
CCHD had cut funds to ACORN before campaign
Nov 12 2008
BALTIMORE – The Catholic Campaign for Human Development cut off funding earlier this year to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, for reasons unrelated to the organization’s current troubles over voter registration and partisan politics, reported the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ subcommittee on CCHD.