Catholic bishops oppose disastrous repeal of the Affordable Care Act

Although the bishops opposed the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, they have publicly declared their opposition to Republican efforts to repeal the law without a suitable replacement. The Congressional Budget Office has projected that 19 millions Americans would lose their health insurance, resulting in thousands of deaths, if the ACA is repealed without suitable replacement legislation. more »


Cardinal Dolan to speak at Trump's inauguration

Ignoring protests from many quarters, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York will offer prayers at the Presidential Inauguration January 20. The bishops have steered clear of criticizing the Trump organization, despite its embrace of white supremacists and ultra-nationalists. more »
Christmas Blessings from the Board and Staff of Catholic Democrats

See Catholic Democrats' custom-made Christmas card. more »

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Please Read: US Catholic Bishops' "Faithful Citizenship"

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"He gave us strength in time of trouble, wisdom in time of uncertainty, and sharing in time of happiness. He will always be by our side...[May he] be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world. As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him:

Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not."

Sen Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009)

Friday, January 20, 2017

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"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met.

"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

"On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."

Inaugural Address, President Obama


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