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Blog: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Build Stronger Communities

Jul 17, 2012 | By Eric Gibble

Dr. Adriana Kugler, Chief Economist for the Department of Labor, released a report last month detailing how immigrants build stronger communities, one neighborhood at a time. Read more

Blog: Reflections of a NETWORK Intern

Jul 09, 2012 | By Katelyn Eichorst, NETWORK Intern

This summer I am interning with NETWORK. As a social work major, I wanted to look at the big picture and attempt to solve issues for people using policy. It has been an incredible experience and I have learned so much Read more

Blog: On Environmental Justice

Jun 29, 2012 | By Neal Davidson, NETWORK Intern

I am working this summer as an intern for NETWORK. I have been assigned to do environmental research, and I'll be doing a weekly blog throughout the summer on my findings Read more

Blog: Jobs

Jun 01, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

What will best improve the economy, and provide steps to greater equity in this nations?  Jobs.  Jobs with fair pay, safe working conditions, benefits, ….  Read more

Blog: The DREAM Act and Immigration Reform

Jun 01, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

On Wednesday, I lobbied White House officials as a member of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition. We asked the administration to utilize its considerable executive powers to facilitate some kind of categorical relief for the Dreamer. Read more

Blog: Friday Afternoon Reflection On A Week Of Catholic Turmoil – Signs Of Hope Ahead?

May 25, 2012 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Can Catholics come together again to focus more strongly on our Gospel mission, or will our Church become more and more caught up in conservative Republican efforts to deny President Obama a second term? Read more

Blog: Sisters Building Peace In Iraq And Around The World

May 23, 2012 | By Simone Campbell, SSS

Sr. Simone Campbell's reflection after spending time with Iraqi Dominican Sisters. Read more

Blog: What Is Congress Doing With The Federal Budget?

May 15, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Last Thursday (5.10.12) the House of Representatives took another whack at slashing the social safety net, ensuring that millions of members of our communities would go hungry, live on the streets, be in more crowded classrooms, be unable to work for lack of daycare, and become sicker as Medicaid funding would be more limited. Read more

Blog: What Can You Do In This Uncertain Time?

Apr 30, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

Many people are asking what they can do during this uncertain time in our church and our nation. We offer this partial list of suggestions. . . Read more

Ryan is Catholic, His Budget is Not

Apr 19, 2012 | By Marge Clark

On March 29, 2012, the House of Representatives passed the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, a Catholic who seems to have missed the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching in his education.  Read more

Blog: Healthcare For All – Is it Constitutional? UPDATE

Mar 30, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

NETWORK continues to fully support the Affordable Care Act. Read more

Blog: The Affordable Care Act - For Us, It’s Personal

Mar 29, 2012 | By Eric Gibble

We must think of the common good, and what it says of our society if the law is overturned. Read more

Blog: A FAITHFUL BUDGET FOCUSED ON NEED, RATHER THAN SCARCITY!

Mar 22, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Learn more about what a "faithful" federal budget really looks like. Read more

What We Learned at the Tax Forum

Feb 23, 2012 | By Jean Sammon

"Competitive" was was the word that kept coming up at a Forum on Taxation in Washington DC last week. Read more

Blog: The Right to Life

Feb 22, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

We have lost focus. The right to life is vital to our being but it does not end at birth. Read more