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Advocating for International Aid

Catholic advocates are urging their grassroots base in dioceses across the country to help save U.S.-funded programs that aid the world’s poor. Such programs face funding cuts of more than 25 percent as Congress debates how to save money and reduce the federal deficit.

The problem with the budget resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last month isn’t that it makes cuts to programs that help needy people around the world, two prominent Catholic advocates told social ministry leaders on a nationwide conference call yesterday.

Read the entire article about CRS’ conference call.

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