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Blog: Budget/Debt Impasse a Time for Prayer and Action

Jul 26, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Last night, President Obama and Speaker Boehner addressed the nation about the current impasse. A native Washingtonian, I have lived around political discord all my life. I have never seen it uglier. Read more

Blog: Praying Together for Fair Trade Policies

Jul 20, 2011 | By Mary Henneberry, NETWORK Intern

As a member of the Interfaith Working Group on Trade & Investment, NETWORK participated in a Prayer Breakfast on Human Rights and the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Read more

Blog: The Danger of Losing the Middle Class

Jul 15, 2011 | By Samuel Fubara, NETWORK Intern

The American middle class is fast being relegated to the political background by big businesses. Read more

Blog: I Want to Respect Our Leaders

Jul 13, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Yesterday I wrote a letter to members of the House and members of the Senate expressing concern about the tremendous perils facing our nation as administration and congressional leaders continue to struggle (or play political games) with the full faith and trust in our nation.  Read more

Blog: Democratic Plan

Jun 30, 2011 | By Casey Schoeneberger

Early Thursday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) laid out the Democrats’ plan to simultaneously work towards deficit reduction and promote job growth. Read more

Blog: What Do We Need? The DREAM Act! When Do We Need It? Now!

Jun 30, 2011 | By Andrea Pascual

On Tuesday, June 23, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) held the first ever congressional hearing on the DREAM Act. He addressed immigration as “one of the most compelling human rights issues of our time.” Read more

Blog: Votes Just Aren’t There?

Jun 30, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Mr. Boehner, will blocking the vote to avoid default – for the sake of continuing huge tax loopholes for businesses and tax benefits for the wealthiest among us - really play well in the voting booth? Read more

Blog: A Fair Way to Address the Debt?

Jun 28, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Over the last several weeks, the Biden group has made progress in coming to a plan to avoid defaulting on the debt. But all the compromises have been in increasing the number and amount of areas to be cut. Read more

Blog: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11). Read more

Blog: Mind the Gap! Sign the Petition

Jun 23, 2011 | By Jean Sammon

We believe the growing wealth gap is a crisis that needs White House attention. Please sign our petition to President Obama, calling for a White House Summit on the wealth gap. Read more

Blog: Our Reaction to President Obama's Afghanistan Speech

Jun 23, 2011 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

President Obama announced his plan for drawing the Afghanistan war to a close…eventually. Read more

Blog: Increased Defense Budget? Doesn’t Sound Like a Good Idea.

Jun 22, 2011 | By Andi Hinnenkamp, NETWORK Intern

This week will begin the debate for the Department of Defense appropriations. Read more

Blog: NETWORK Salutes Senators Calling for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Jun 21, 2011 | By Andrea Pascual

Last week, on June 15, the Senate sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama asking for an accelerated withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. Read more

Blog: Washington Post Highlights Wealth and Income Disparities

Jun 20, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

The front page of Sunday’s Washington Post (6/19/11) featured another chilling article about growing disparities in our nation. Read more

Blog: Tax Cuts and Catholic Social Teaching

Jun 16, 2011 | By Curtis Baxter, NETWORK Intern

Catholic Social Teaching tells us that we should always have our mind on those who are poor. Read more