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Press Release: Medicaid Letter Signed by Over 1300 Catholic Sisters, Priests and Brothers Delivered to Pennsylvania Governor Today

he letter, which is being hand-delivered to Governor Corbett’s office today, pointed out that refusing to expand Medicaid would “breach the moral duty” to Pennsylvania’s families in need. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to the State of the Union Address

NETWORK welcomed the optimistic, forward-focused themes of President Obama’s State of the Union address last evening. There is much in need of attention in our nation today, and the president’s words focused on concrete ways to approach many of our problems. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to Resignation of Pope Benedict

At this time of transition, we are praying for the pope and for the Church as a whole.  Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to HHS Accommodations Regarding Contraceptive Services and Religious Employers

NETWORK applauds today’s announcement of new exemptions to mandated contraception coverage as fresh evidence of the Obama administration’s clear commitment to addressing religious concerns that were raised last year.  Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to New Immigration Proposals

NETWORK applauds President Obama’s statement today about the urgent need for commonsense immigration reform. We also welcome yesterday’s release of the congressional “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” as a valuable step in the right direction. Read more

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell Speaks Out with Other Leaders on Commonsense Immigration Reform

During a press conference today, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, joined other civil rights and immigration reform leaders in praising the speed and intensity with which the administration and Senate are addressing the crisis of a broken immigration system in our country. NETWORK has a long history of working on comprehensive reform, and, although the details have not yet been released, we are encouraged that a pathway to citizenship seems to be part of the current plan. We look forward to hearing more and to working with many thousands of activists to make commonsense immigration reform a reality very soon. It is long-overdue. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Calls for Immediate Action on Gun Violence Prevention

NETWORK strongly supports the administration’s recommendations to address the crisis of gun violence in our nation. Sister Simone Campbell, who met with Vice President Biden last week and was present today when President Obama announced the recommendations, calls on Congress and all people to support life by limiting gun violence. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Statement on Fiscal Cliff Vote

We are grateful that the administration and the Senate have worked out an agreement to move forward to responsibly funding our nation while protecting those who work in low-wage jobs. We have advocated for a “Faithful Budget” that raises “reasonable revenue for responsible programs.” Our reading of the current agreement is that, while not including everything we had advocated for, it does provide a significant step forward toward responsible, faithful policies. [Update: 10:58 PM, January 1 - We also extend our appreciation to the House of Representatives, which has just voted for the agreement.] Read more

Press Advisory: “Rabbis, Imams, Pastors and Nuns on the Bus” Board School Bus to Visit Capitol Hill, Lobby Lawmakers to protect Struggling Americans

Led by NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Bend the Arc Jewish Action and the Muslim Public Affairs Council, “Rabbis, Imams, Pastors, and Nuns on the Bus” will board a large yellow school bus on Thursday, December 20 for a day of action and highlight top moral priorities of people of faith in the fiscal showdown. Read more

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