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Pro-life leader ‘confident’ Manchin will oppose abortion funding in upcoming budget battles

May 21, 2021

By Matt Hadro

One pro-life leader is “confident” that Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va.) – a key swing vote in the U.S. Senate... Read more

People wait outside a distribution point to receive aid rations in Oromia Region, Ethiopia, in February 2018

Catholic aid group praises Biden’s proposed boost to foreign assistance

Apr 12, 2021

A Catholic aid agency is praising President Biden’s 2022 fiscal year budget request for its focus on fighting poverty. Read more

US Capitol dome.

Catholic leaders voice concern over federal budget proposal

Feb 13, 2018

The federal budget proposal released by the Trump administration on Monday has been met with worry from U.S. bishops who... Read more

White House, Washington, D.C.

Budget proposal draws concern for cuts to poverty programs

May 24, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump’s budget requests, although applauded for their pro-life measures, were largely met with concern from Catholic aid groups,... Read more

Military ship.

Here's why the US bishops are distressed about military spending

May 23, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Leading U.S. bishops have expressed serious concerns with President Donald Trump’s reported budget proposals for the 2018 fiscal year, noting... Read more

US Capitol.

What Catholics like and dislike in the new spending bill

May 2, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A massive spending package to be voted on by Congress has drawn applause for continuing foreign aid spending, but also... Read more

Soup kitchen. File photo/CNA.

Remember the 'least of these' in spending cuts, bishops tell Congress

Nov 18, 2014

By Matt Hadro

As the 113th Congress enters the “lame-duck” session before newly-elected members take office, the U.S. Bishops are urging that a... Read more

U.S. Capitol.

US budget plan compromise met with mixed reception

Dec 23, 2013

A federal budget framework resulting from dialogue and compromise in Washington, D.C., drew both praise and caution from the head... Read more

A volunteer at the Community Soup Kitchen passes a serving tray down to the next section in Valdosta, Ga., Aug. 14, 2012.

US bishops say budget should prioritize poor

Apr 29, 2013

The U.S. bishops have responded to President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal with a call to give high priority to... Read more

A boy stands beside a CRS vehicle in the village of Katooke in western Uganda. Photo by CRS staff.

Spending cuts will harm poor, warns Catholic agency

Feb 21, 2013

If members of Congress do not come to an agreement on a debt reduction proposal, the resulting spending cuts may... Read more

Delegates to the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa, Fla. listen to speakers.

At convention, Ryan urges economic changes to decrease poverty

Aug 30, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

In an Aug. 29 speech at the Republican National Convention, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for fiscal responsibility as a... Read more

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif.

US bishops urge cooperative effort to renew economy

Aug 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops' point man on domestic justice issues has called for an economic renewal that places “working people and... Read more