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Catholic leaders say food stamp cuts will harm people, but not put them to work

Dec 6, 2019

By Mary Farrow

A new rule that will disqualify roughly 700,000 people from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food... Read more

Abuse survivor: Some 'victim advocacy' groups 'have their own agendas'

Aug 2, 2019

By Ed Condon

A survivor of clerical sexual abuse told CNA he found healing in the Church. But he said some 'victim advocacy'... Read more

U.S. Capitol Building at sunset, Washington, D.C.

Farm Bill to pass without expanded SNAP work requirements

Nov 30, 2018

By JD Flynn

Congress looks set to pass a compromise version of the Farm Bill, which would reauthorize billions in government funds for... Read more

Farm bill with SNAP restrictions passes narrowly in House

Jun 21, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

On Thursday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the 2018 farm bill, H.R. 2, which included controversial changes to... Read more

Activist group apologizes to priest after lawsuit dismissed

Nov 27, 2017

By Mary Farrow

An advocacy group has issued an apology to a St. Louis priest for "any false or inaccurate statements" regarding allegations... Read more

Barbara Blaine of SNAP protests on the steps of St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral on September 15, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Another resignation at SNAP as controversy continues

Feb 6, 2017

Another leader of a controversial group representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse has resigned, denying that the resignation is related... Read more

Leader's resignation unrelated to lawsuit, SNAP says

Jan 26, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A longtime leader of a controversial advocacy group for clergy sex abuse victims resigned weeks before a former employee filed... Read more

Kickbacks for suing the Church? Lawsuit claims major misbehavior at SNAP

Jan 19, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A former employee of the controversial Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests has filed a lawsuit claiming wrongful termination... Read more

St. Louis priest falsely accused by anti-sex abuse group

Aug 25, 2016

A group for clergy sex abuse victims made false statements “negligently and with reckless disregard for the truth” against a... Read more