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For 2017, we focused on "in-district" visits by Catholics during the Congressional Recess week of February 20-24.
To prepare for those visits, we hosted a virtual Legislative Advocacy Issues Briefing Webinar on February 7, 2017. The webinar features advocacy experts from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its collaborating organizations. They reveal step-by-step strategies for advocating with your Senators and House Representatives in a clear, consistent voice on issues important to the Catholic community. Watch now below.
If you missed our
Advocacy Training 101 webinar, you can watch it
In the training, we cover the prep work that must happen before a
meeting, best practices, and follow-ups.
January 23-26, 2016, Washington D.C.
Thank you to all of our participants, sponsors, exhibitors, and collaborating organizations for your contributions to the success of CSMG 2016. Details of the program are available in the CSMG 2016 Program Book.
From January 23 - 26, 2016 hundreds of Catholic leaders gathered to lift
our voices in the public square, and to step forward in faith for
justice, peace, and the common good. The theme of the 2016 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering took its inspiration from the Jubilee Year of Mercy, and from Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si, calling for an integral ecology that connects justice for our sisters and brothers with care of all creation.
Audio of Keynote Presentation -- Father Daniel Groody, University of Notre Dame.
Text of Opening Mass homily -- Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Miami
Audio of International Plenary Presentation -- Martina Liebsch, Caritas Internationalis.
February 10, 2015
Text of Sending Mass homily -- Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Louisville
February 2, 2014
Listen to the Opening Plenary presentation by Mr. John L. Allen, Jr., The Boston Globe.
Listen to the International Comments by Mr. Michel Roy, Secretary General, Caritas Internationalis.
February 4, 2014
"Drones: Ethics and Use" PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, Catholic University of America
February 5, 2014
Homily by Bishop Richard E. Pates, Diocese of Des Moines
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