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Pope Francis is right: the Church should apologize to the LGBT community

CACG's executive director Christopher Hale released the following statement on Pope Francis's statement that the Church should apologize to the LGBT community: ​Pope Francis is right: we should apologize for our Church's mistreatment of the LGBT community. ​Upon reflection, we must see that we at times have contributed towards the violence and exclusion faced by so many of our...

Catholics respond to President Obama's State of the Union Address

Using Pope Francis as an inspiration, President Obama articulated a powerful dream for the United States tonight. Catholics stand ready to work with the President to achieve that dream by fixing our nation's politics and helping build a diverse and inclusive nation where everyone has a name, a face, and a future.   

President Obama's executive actions on gun violence

President Obama's executive actions announced today are a welcomed step forward towards ending the scandal of gun violence that continues to plague our nation. Pope Francis’s words to Congress last September continue to ring in our ears: “Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we...

Catholics Respond the Release of the TPP

The board of directors of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (Fred Rotondaro, Benjamin Palumbo, and James Salt) released the following statement after today's release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: After six long years, the secrecy surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership is finally over. The American people finally have a chance to review the deal for themselves instead of relying on the...

Catholics Respond to the Conclusion of the TPP Negotiations

As Catholics who stand with Pope Francis's call to create an economy of inclusion, we are extremely disappointed that our nation's negotiators rushed the unjust TPP agreement to conclusion. This agreement, which has far ranging implications for our global community beyond trade, should have never been “fast tracked” through Congress. Negotiation and consideration of such an agreement requires broad input...

Pope Francis's US trip to highlight his "poor Church for the poor"

We're excited by the schedule of Pope Francis’s September trip to the United States that was released early this morning. Though his trip will include visits among the powerful at the White House, in Congress, and at the United Nations, it’s his other stops that will highlight Francis’s hope to be the leader of “a poor Church for the...

A Response to the Supreme Court's Ruling in King v. Burwell

While we are still studying the details of the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell, we're excited that the Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. As Catholics, we know that every person has a God-given right to quality, affordable health care. This law--though imperfect--is built on this same ideal. We remain committed to implementing and improving this health care law...

Catholics celebrate Pope Francis's encyclical letter on care for creation

We give thanks to God for the great gift of Pope Francis's encyclical letter Laudato Si.  The Catholic Church speaks on this issue of faith and science not as some academic exercise, but because its affects human flourishing, and we’re called by God to defend the dignity of every woman, man and child. Just as the Church is unafraid to...

Catholics respond to Pope Francis's visit to the White House

Catholics around the nation are excited that Pope Francis will be meeting with President Obama at the White House on September 23 as a part of his pastoral trip to the United States. During this crucial moment for our nation's future, we pray that the pope will encourage our nation's political leaders to work more effectively in creating a nation...

Catholics oppose unjust fast tracking of free trade deal

CONTACT: Christopher HalePhone: (615) 424-6003 Appealing to the the values that mark the beginning of the Lenten season today--prayer, penance and conversion--thirty prominent Catholic thought leaders from across the United States are calling on President Obama and the United States Congress to turn away from the secretive process that has marked the negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade...