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Press Release: NETWORK Calls for Candidates to Respond to Crisis of Millions of People in Poverty

We are deeply disturbed by Washington’s continued inability to effectively address our nation’s poverty rates, as evidenced by today’s release of official poverty statistics Read more

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell to Speak at Democratic National Convention

NETWORK is pleased to confirm that Sister Simone Campbell has accepted an invitation to speak at the Democratic National Convention on the evening of Wednesday, September 5. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Calls for More Focus on Ecological Issues

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, joins the Franciscan Action Network in calling on President Obama and Governor Romney to acknowledge that global climate change and other ecological devastation are critical moral issues. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Reacts to Choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, believes that the newly announced Romney-Ryan Republican presidential ticket presents U.S. voters with the starkest election decision in years about the moral vision and future of our nation. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Invites Mitt Romney to Accompany Catholic Sisters Working with Families at the Economic Margins

The Sisters’ invitation comes after recent false attacks from Mr. Romney that demonstrate his lack of understanding of the struggles families and children face as they work to get out of poverty. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Nuns Launch Nine-state Bus Tour Highlighting How Federal Budget Cuts Harm Struggling Families

NETWORK today announced a multi-state bus trip by Catholic Sisters highlighting the work Sisters do to meet the needs of people at the economic margins and revealing how federal budget cuts proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and passed by the House of Representatives will hurt struggling families in these states.  Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to Vatican Report

We are deeply puzzled by the findings in the Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which were just released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Regrets Sen. Snowe’s Retirement Decision

We have been greatly concerned in recent years about the growing partisan divide on Capitol Hill, which has made it far more difficult to pass reasonable legislation. Senator Snowe, as a Republican moderate, gave us hope that some of the polarization might be overcome, and her retirement makes achieving that goal harder. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Executive Director and U.S. Catholic Sisters Sign Amicus Brief to Supreme Court Supporting Medicaid Expansion

Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK’s Executive Director, took a leadership role in organizing the distribution and signing of an amicus brief concerning Medicaid expansion, which was just filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Praises New Agreement on Contraceptive Coverage

NETWORK applauds the administration’s accommodation of the religious conscience objections to the provision of insurance coverage for contraceptives to women at no cost to them.   Read more

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