Catholic Charities USA laments food assistance cuts

Washington D.C., May 18, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Catholic Charities USA and other agencies across the country harshly criticized a $21 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program included in the Farm Bill introduced recently to Congress. “SNAP meets critical needs for low-income working families, seniors, children, and individuals struggling to get by,” said Father Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA.  “We as a society have a special … [Read more...]

Catholic Charities USA laments food assistance cuts

Washington D.C., May 18, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Catholic Charities USA and other agencies across the country harshly criticized a $21 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program included in the Farm Bill introduced recently to Congress. “SNAP meets critical needs for low-income working families, seniors, children, and individuals struggling to get by,” said Father Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA.  “We as a society have a special … [Read more...]

Study shows undocumented immigrants largely Christian

Washington D.C., May 18, 2013 / 01:01 pm (CNA).- A new study says that undocumented immigrants to the U.S. tend to be more Christian than the general population, while new legal permanent residents tend to be less Christian. The Pew Research Center estimated that 83 percent of undocumented immigrants are Christian, with most coming primarily from Latin America and the Caribbean. As of 2011, there were about 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Christians make up just under 80 … [Read more...]

Gossip is like slapping Jesus, Pope asserts

Vatican City, May 18, 2013 / 09:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke today about how gossip by Christians is a “slap” to Jesus “in the person of his children.” “All three - disinformation, defamation and slander - are sins! This is sin! It is to slap Jesus in the person of his children, his brothers,” the Pope said May 18 in the chapel of St. Martha’s House. The topic came up in Pope Francis’ homily because of the day’s Gospel … [Read more...]

American seminarians win Clericus Cup second time

Rome, Italy, May 18, 2013 / 07:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The North American Martyrs succeeded in clinching the Clericus Cup for the second year in a row, beating the seminarians from Mater Ecclesiae by a score of 1-0. The game was closely fought, with the Martyrs scoring the game’s only goal about 25 minutes into the second half on a break away down the right-hand side of the field. The match was primarily a showcase of defense, with the Martyrs appearing to have a slight edge over … [Read more...]

Donohue says IRS probe triggered by Catholics United

New York City, N.Y., May 18, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Bill Donohue of the Catholic League said he was “stunned” that the IRS investigated his organization in 2008, charging that the Democrat-leaning group Catholics United filed the complaint and used it to argue that CNN should drop him as a commentator. “This was a fishing expedition meant to intimidate me and create a chilling effect on my freedom of speech,” Donohue said. “I still couldn’t believe that … [Read more...]


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