Following up on Postcard Campaign

Jun 26th, 2014

Caring for God’s Creation & the Poor

“They are human people, I stress this, who are appealing for solidarity and assistance, who need urgent action but also and above all understanding and kindness. God is good, let us imitate God. Their condition cannot leave us indifferent.” ~Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

Stewardship Tip

Following up on Postcard Campaign: Being a Church for the poor through advocacy successes for housing stability and the homeless!  “This past Minnesota State legislative, we were successful in advocating and being a Church for those most in need in our community.  We were successful in securing $100 Million in state moneys for affordable housing and housing stability for those most in need in our community.  Another $6 Million was secured for the shelter portion of the Dorothy Day ReVision Project.  Another $2 Million more was secured to fill the gap left unfunded in our state for Homeless Youth for this biennium.  And the legislature also passed an increase in the state’s minimum wage.  All of these things will dramatically impact those individuals and families in our community experiencing homelessness and poverty. 

Thank you to everyone that helped advocated on behalf of and with those most in need in our Minnesota Community.  Our advocacy efforts do make a difference!”  (Catholic Charities Office for Social Justice; osj@cctwincities.org)  

Peace & Justice Committee