The Society of the Sacred Heart joins 150 other Catholic organizations in urging Congress to direct COVID-19 funding to prioritize the needs of the poor and vulnerable as well as care for God's creation.
Dear Member of Congress:
We are Catholic religious orders and organizations from around the United States who write to you grounded in our faith’s call to preserve the dignity of each person, prioritize the needs of people who are poor and vulnerable, and care for God’s creation.
While the coronavirus has made all of us vulnerable to illness and financial setbacks, we know that low- income communities and communities of color face greater risks due to already existing health and economic disparities. We therefore thank you for passing legislation during the upward curve of the pandemic that not only protects our heroic healthcare workers but also provides crucial relief for millions of us and our neighbors who have lost jobs and income.
We see, however, that some communities are still bearing a larger burden from the pandemic and the economic fallout, and we urge you to ease these impacts in future relief packages...
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