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Press Release: Faith Leaders Speak Out on Federal Budget and Sequestration

During a Capitol Hill briefing today, faith leaders called for an end to sequestration as they also reminded Congress that the federal budget is a moral document that reflects our nation’s priorities. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Statement on Vote to End Government Shutdown and Avoid Debt Default

While we at NETWORK are pleased by last night’s vote to end the government shutdown and avoid debt default, our gratitude is tempered by the devastating impact of recent congressional extremism on people at the economic margins. We also hope that lessons have been learned about how NOT to govern. Read more

The National Debt: A Moral Issue

The National Debt is the amount of money that the U.S. government has had to borrow over the years to pay for the functioning of the government and its programs. It is now money that is owed to others – foreign governments, individuals and corporations. Anyone who has bought “Treasury Bonds” or other instruments owns a piece of this debt, which includes the interest our government must pay on the debt.

Government Shutdown: Share Your Story

Oct 07, 2013 | By Shantha Ready Alonso

Last weekend, Catholics celebrated the Feast of St.
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Press Release: NETWORK Statement on Government Shutdown

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, deplores the current inability of Congress to govern responsibly and for the common good. They have turned democracy on its head, with one extreme faction of one party in the House of Representatives able to subvert the will of the people and even most of the legislators. Read more

Overall Poverty Remains Stable, at the Highest Levels Recorded, Wealth Gap Widens

Sep 19, 2013 | By Sr. Marge Clark

The United States Poverty Data for 2012, released on September 17 showed no statistically significant difference from the 2011 situation. We would do well to feel very uncomfortable with this, as 2011 presented the most negative situation in any year since data has been collected.

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Poverty Data: No Significant Difference! -- Well, Not Statistically

Sep 19, 2013 | By Sr. Marge Clark

There is no statistically significant difference in the Census Bureau Poverty Data, comparing 2012 to 2011. However, looking within the statistics, pictures of people begin to emerge.

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Press Release: NETWORK responds to new poverty statistics

In response to today’s U.S. Census Bureau’s release of 2012 poverty statistics, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, stated:  “The poverty statistics released today underscore once again the continuing grim reality that millions in our nation struggle at the economic margins. We call on Congress to immediately halt efforts to decimate programs that help people live lives of dignity and promise." Read more

Join NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus in Houston for a Trip to the Movies and a Teach-in on Taxes

Sneak Preview screening of Inequality for All

When: Thursday, September 26 7:30-9:15pm

Where: River Oaks movie theater at 2009 West Gray Street, Houston

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