The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Thursday unveiled its first comprehensive list of national and international Catholic charities that could be targeted under the GOP’s controversial proposal to cut federal funding for Catholic charities.
The move comes as Catholic leaders prepare for a potential push to cut off funding for more than 100 Catholic organizations across the country in what has been dubbed the “religious liberty” amendment to the U.N. budget.
The CCCB’s list, obtained by POLITICO, also includes a number of national Catholic charities, including St. Francis of Assisi, the Diocese of Philadelphia, and the Diocesan Charities Council.
The list is an update to the CCCBs first list of “non-profits that have a religious or moral mission.”
The CNCB’s director of the Catholic charities initiative, Catherine Egan, told The Hill that the list shows that “nonreligious” charities are now “one of the most valuable assets” in the church.
“We see them as a place where the church can help the world,” Egan said.
Egan added that “there are a lot of nonreligious institutions that the church could be partnering with, partnering with Catholic charities.” “
There is no doubt in our minds that there are many more nonreligious charities in need of the church’s attention, and that’s what this new list is about.”
Egan added that “there are a lot of nonreligious institutions that the church could be partnering with, partnering with Catholic charities.”
The latest version of the religious liberty amendment was unveiled by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sens.
Rob Portman (R) and Ron Johnson (R), who introduced it on Friday.
Graham said in a statement that the CNCBs latest list is a “great first step to show that our country can work together to protect the rights of people of faith to do good work.”
The senators called the list a “powerful statement of support for faith communities.”
They said they will introduce a similar bill in the House.
While many religious charities have not been specifically named, Egan noted that many Catholic charities are “recognized by the federal government for their vital humanitarian work, such as St. Vincent de Paul, the Archdiocese of Chicago, and Catholic Charities of Texas.”
“I’m not saying these are not charities, I’m saying the list is really important to get out there and let people know there are religious charities that are being funded,” Egon said.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the religious freedom amendment on April 23.
The GOP-led House has also proposed to cut $10 billion from the CLCBs annual budget in the bill that passed the Senate.
“It is important to remember that the U,S.
has a history of partnering with the nation’s religious communities, and it is important for the Catholic Church to continue to play an active role in the fight against bigotry and discrimination,” the CSCB said in its statement.
“While we are disappointed that the Senate failed to protect religious charities, we will continue to work with Congress and the Administration to protect our organizations from these attacks.”
Egon told POLITICO that the GOPs religious freedom proposal was a “terrible mistake” and will only make the problem worse.
“When we look at what the Catholic Charismatic Association (CCA) did when it was under attack in the 1980s, we are in an extremely precarious position,” Eagan said.
In the 1990s, the CCA partnered with the UNAIDS, a U.K.-based international aid organization, to develop a global response to climate change.
The Catholic charity praised the partnership, which also included the National Endowment for the Humanities and the United Nations World Health Organization, in a recent blog post.
“The partnership led to a global plan to fight global warming, which has resulted in a global reduction in greenhouse gases.
That partnership was also instrumental in the creation of the United States Climate Action Plan, the first comprehensive global plan on climate change that was adopted by the UAP,” the blog post read.
“Today, we see our Catholic Charisms partner in the United Kingdom, which is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, facing the threat of climate change and poverty.”
We recognize that we have a long way to go.
The Catholic Charists statement also pointed out that the plan’s overall goal was “to help reduce the environmental damage caused by human activity, particularly fossil fuels, by 2030.” “
For those of us in Catholic Charites, we know that this fight will continue and the UAA will continue its mission of caring for the poor and the vulnerable.”
The Catholic Charists statement also pointed out that the plan’s overall goal was “to help reduce the environmental damage caused by human activity, particularly fossil fuels, by 2030.”
The statement also noted that the Republican plan would not eliminate the “war on drugs,” but instead “puts it on hold.”