Thursday, September 12, 2013

Five Things To Remember On Sept. 12

1. The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development urged the U.S. House of Representatives not to accept a proposed $40 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, called the program "one of the most effective and important federalprograms to combat hunger in the nation" in his September 11 letter.

2. The U.S. Bishops continue to be vocal in their support for a peaceful resolution in Syria. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Richard Pates and Bishop John Wester addressed the issue in a press conference yesterday, which you can listen to here:

3. The Bishops strongly endorsed the work of Catholic Relief Services yesterday in a statement. Some groups have questioned the actions of CRS, but you can also hear why Cardinal Dolan says the organization helps millions of vulnerable people across the globe.

4. Atlanta's Archbishop Wilton Gregory wrote in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about why the Catholic Church continues to support comprehensive immigration reform.

5. God loves you.

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