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Facts about the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Oil Spill began on April 20 as the result of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. Oil has been gushing out at alarming rates since then, becoming the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and one of the most devastating disasters along the Gulf Coast. Communities along the gulf that were still in the process of recovering from hurricanes Katrina and Rita were dealt another devastating blow.

Prayers for the Gulf Coast

Included here are prayers you can use in solidarity with the people of the Gulf Coast: Prayer for Communities in the Gulf Coast Region Prayer of Confession Intercessions  Read more

Response to Hurricane Disasters

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused one of the most devastating tragedies in U.S. history, damaging thousands of communities and lives among the Gulf Coast region. Although years have passed since this tragedy, the effects of the disaster are still felt today.

Platform for the Common Good

During the 2008 election season, as the political parties developed their political platforms, many Catholics groups came together to develop a Platform for the Common Good.  This platform is based on principles from Catholic social tradition and addresses what we can do to make our nation “a more perfect union” focused on the common good.

Platform for the Common Good

Gulf Coast

NETWORK looks with particular concern on areas of our nation that have been devastated by recent ecological disasters – both natural and human-created.

In recent years, the Gulf Coast has been deeply affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the more recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill, perhaps the worst in our nation’s history.

Connection

Our award-winning quarterly publication, the Connection, provides in-depth analysis of important social justice issues, along with examples of people who are making a difference. You can find copies of past issues on our archives page.

Letter-to-the-editor Tips

Tips for writing letters to the editor, a great way to express your views to your community as well as members of Congress who read the news publications. Read more

Lobbying Tips

NETWORK's tips for writing, calling and visiting your Member of Congress in Washington or in your district. Read more

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