Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2012 / 00:57 am
A Catholic social justice lobby that describes itself as "a progressive voice within the Catholic community" is asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to spend a day with those who serve the poor but it will not be extending a similar invitation to President Obama.
Recent advertisements by Romney's campaign in support of work requirements for welfare benefits show that he is "out of touch with the very difficult struggles of working-poor families," said Network communications coordinator Stephanie Niedringhaus, explaining the reason for the group's response.
However, she told CNA, the organization is not issuing a similar invitation to President Obama, despite recent statements from his campaign indicating that he also supports a work requirement for welfare.
On August 8, Network issued a press release inviting Romney to "spend a day with Catholic Sisters who work every day to meet the needs of struggling families in their communities."