Catholic Relief Services Archives - Crux



  • Catholic leaders “disappointed” by Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    Catholic leaders “disappointed” by Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    Catholic leaders, including the U.S. bishops’ conference and Catholic Relief Services, have issued statements criticizing President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Paris Agreement “represents the important awareness that, faced with issues as complex as climate change, individual and/or national action is not enough; instead it is necessary to implement a responsible collective response truly intended to work together in building our common home,” Pope Francis wrote to the 22nd session of the UN convention on climate change in 2016.

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  • What Catholics like and dislike in the new spending bill

    What Catholics like and dislike in the new spending bill

    On Sunday, an agreement was reached between the House and Senate on an Omnibus bill, a funding bill for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year that could be voted on this week. The bill would increase funding for international famine relief, but would not cut funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

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  • Around the world, Catholics and politics still mix

    Around the world, Catholics and politics still mix

    The Roman Catholic Church is one of the only entities providing real and meaningful relief and protection in some of the world’s most desperate spots. It is trying to fulfill Pope Francis’s wishes for it to act as a ‘field hospital’ for the masses rather than focusing only on putting people in the pews.

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