Tag: US Congress

Catholic Relief Services; Advocating For & Serving The Globally Vulnerable

Last week, one of the committees I serve on within the USCCB met in Washington, DC.  Knowing this meeting would coincide with the visit of Cardinal Quevedo of the Archdiocese of Cotabato in the Philippines, staff of Catholic Relief Services worked with the Catholic Conference Executive Directors from both Wyoming and Alaska to schedule some meetings with their respective Congressional delegations.  Both Alaska and Wyoming have two Senators and one Representative; thus six meetings were scheduled. Before the end of September, Congress must make decisions regarding the distribution of numerous Appropriations Accounts.  Our purposes during […]

Full Text of Pope Francis’ Address to US Congress

Pope Francis continues to inspire and challenge all of us to be better people, and today challenges us to continue to be a nation of dreams for all. Our Holy Father is proving himself not only a Chief Shepherd with the heart of Jesus, but a rare statesman as well! Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. I would like to think that the reason for […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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