Resources

Written Testimony Regarding State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Bishop David J. Malloy, June 9, 2021

Letter to Congress Regarding State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs in Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations
Bishop David J. Malloy, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, and Mr. Sean Callahan, June, 1, 2021

Backgrounder on International Assistance and Diplomacy
February 2021

Expanding Debt Relief, Development Aid, and Measures of Protection for the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Pandemic
On February 23, 2021, Bishop David J. Malloy, Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Mr. Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network write to President Biden concerning issues and priorities for US policy concerning international debt. 

 

Policy and Advocacy Letters and Statements on Foreign Aid

2020-2021

Letter to Congress Regarding FY 2022 Agriculture Appropriations
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Bishop David J. Malloy, Sr. Donna Markham, Mr. Sean Callahan, and Mr. James Ennis, July 12, 2021

Written Testimony Regarding State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Bishop David J. Malloy, June 9, 2021

Letter to Congress Regarding State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs in Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations
Bishop David J. Malloy, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, and Mr. Sean Callahan, June, 1, 2021

Backgrounder on International Assistance and Diplomacy
February 2021

USCCB and CRS Chart for International Poverty-Reducing Development and Humanitarian Accounts
January 20, 2021

Expanding Debt Relief, Development Aid, and Measures of Protection for the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Pandemic
On February 23, 2021, Bishop David J. Malloy, Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Mr. Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network write to President Biden concerning issues and priorities for US policy concerning international debt. 

2019

USCCB-CRS Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo Regarding Proposals to Condition International Assistance Based on Promotion and Protection of Religious Freedom
Bishop David J. Malloy and Mr. Sean Callahan, December 12, 2019

USCCB-CRS Letter to Congress Supporting the Global Child Thrive Act
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Mr. Sean Callahan, November 14, 2019

Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo Regarding Rescission of International Assistance Funds
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Bishop Gregory J. Mansour, August 15, 2019

News Release: USCCB Committee Chairman of International Justice and Peace and the CEO of Catholic Relief Service respond to Administration’s call for rescissions of $2-4 billion of funds for State Department and USAID
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Mr. Sean Callahan, August 13, 2019

Written Testimony Regarding FY 2020 Appropriations Submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, June 3, 2019

Letter to Congress Urging Opposition to Proposed Cuts to Foreign Assistance
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan, May 21, 2019

Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo on Funding for Guatemala, Hondorus, and El Salvador
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Bishop Joe s. Vásquez, and Mr. Sean Callahan, March 15, 2019

Written Testimony on FY2020 Appropriations Submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, March 12, 2019

Backgrounder on International Assistance and Diplomacy
February 2019

2017

Letter to Senate Requesting Protection of International Poverty-Reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance in FY2018 Appropriations Budget
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, December 11, 2017

Letter to Secretary of State Tillerson on Assessment of State Department and USAID Operations
Bishop Oscar Cantú, October 31, 2017

Letter to Congress on Moral Criteria to Guide Difficult Decisions During Federal Budget Process
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishops Oscar Cantú, Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, Bishop George V. Murry, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, August 31, 2017

USCCB-CRS Letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Requesting Protection of International Poverty-Reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance in Fiscal Year 2018
Bishop Oscar Cantú and Mr. Sean Callahan, July 17, 2017

USCCB-CRS Letter to House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee Requesting Protection of International Poverty-Reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance in Fiscal Year 2018
Bishop Oscar Cantú and Mr. Sean Callahan, July 10, 2017

USCCB-CRS Letter to Congress Regarding Appropriations Budgets and Protection of International Poverty-reducing Humanitarian and Development Assistance Programs
Bishop Oscar Cantú and Mr. Sean Callahan, April 24, 2017

USCCB-CRS Letter to Congress Regarding Protection of Funding for Poverty-focused Humanitarian and Development Assistance
Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop Joe Vásquez, Mr. Sean Callahan, March 17, 2017

Letter to Congress Addressing the Moral and Human Dimensions of the Federal Budget
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, Bishop George V. Murry, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, March 3, 2017

USCCB-CRS Letter Requesting Congress to Maintain Robust Top Line Funding Level for the FY 2018 State, Foreign OAperations and Related Programs
Bishop Oscar Cantú, Bishop Joe Vásquez and Mr. Sean L. Callahan, February 14, 2017

2011

Letter to Appropriations Committee Leaders on Poverty-Focused International Assistance
Bishop Richard E. Pates and Mr. Ken Hackett, December 8, 2011

Letter to the Senate on Funding for Poverty-Focused International Assistance
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, November 2, 2011

Letter to Super Committee Chairs on International Assistance
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, October 7, 2011

Poverty-focused International Assistance Programs Supported by USCCB and CRS
September 2011

Letter to House Appropriations Committee on Cuts to Poverty-Focused Assistance
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, July 29, 2011

Letter to Senate on Cuts in Poverty-Focused International Assistance
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, February 22, 2011

Letter to House on Cuts in Poverty-Focused International Assistance
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, February 14, 2011

2008-2010

Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee on FY 2011 International Assistance Budget
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, April 27, 2010

Letter to House Appropriations Committee on FY 2011 International Assistance Budget
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard and Ken Hackett, April 27, 2010

Letter to US Congress on 2009 Budget
Bishop William F. Murphy and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, March 26, 2009

Letter from Bishops' Conferences to G-8 Leaders
Cardinal Francis George, June 17, 2008

Remarks to Religious Leaders' Press Conference at G20 Meeting
Dr. Stephen M. Colecchi, September 23, 2009

Letter to G8 Heads of State on Poverty and Climate Change
Presidents of Bishops' Conferences of G8 Nations, June 22, 2009

Letter to Chair of House Foreign Affairs on Foreign Assistance Reform
Bishop Howard Hubbard and Mr. Ken Hackett, May 18, 2009

Framework for Foreign Assistance Reform
Committee on International Justice and Peace, May 14, 2009

Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee on FY2009 Supplemental
Bishop Howard Hubbard and Mr. Ken Hackett, May 11, 2009

Letter to the Senate Budget Committee on FY 2010 International Affairs Budget
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, April 20, 2009

Letter to the House Budget Committee on FY 2010 International Affairs Budget
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, April 20, 2009

Letter to US Congress on 2009 Budget
Bishop William F. Murphy and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, March 26, 2009

Testimony on FY 2010 Foreign Assistance to House Committee on Appropriations
USCCB and CRS, March 23, 2009

Questions on Church Teaching and International Assistance
March 2009

Statement on Foreign Assistance Reform
February 2, 2009

Understanding the International Food Crisis
February 5, 2009

Global Food Crisis Policy Framework
Committee on International Justice and Peace and Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, December 09, 2008

Letters to Congressional Leadership on the FY 08 Emergency Supplemental
Bishop Thomas Wenski and Mr. Ken Hackett, April 28, 2008

Testimony on the FY09 Foreign Assistance Budget
March 20, 2008

 

Prior to 2008

Letter to Senate on Global Poverty Act of 2007
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, December 12, 2007

Letter to Representatives Smith and Bachus on Global Poverty Act of 2007
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, June 25, 2007

Letter from Bishops' Conferences to G-8 Leaders
Bishop William S. Skylstad, May 31, 2007

Testimony on FY2008 Foreign Assistance
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, May 4, 2007

Letter to Conferees on Emergency Supplemental
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, April 20, 2007

Letters to Congress Regarding Continuing Resolution
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, January 17, 2007

Letter to House and Senate on FY 2007 Foreign Operations Appropriations
CRS and USCCB, October 30, 2006

Letter to Senator Thad Cochran on Funding for 302(b)
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, May 22, 2006

Letter to House and Senate Conference Committee on the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act
Bishop Nicholas Dimarzio and Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, May 19, 2006

Letter on H.R. 4939 to Senate Committee on Appropriations
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski and Ken Hackett, March 29, 2006

Testimony Before House Appropriations Committee on 2007 Foreign Operations
USCCB and CRS, March 21, 2006

Letter to the Senate on 2007 Budget Resolution
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, March 13, 2006

Letter to House Committee on 2006 Supplemental Emergency Appropriation
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski and Ken Hackett, March 7, 2006

Letter to Senate on 2007 Federal Budget
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, March 7, 2006

Letter to Ambassador John J. Danilovich on the Millenium Challenge Account
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, February 3, 2006

Letter to Secretary Rice on Foreign Assistance
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, January 2, 2006

Letter to House of Representatives on Budget Reconciliation
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Bishop John Ricard, November 8, 2005

Letter to Senator McConnell on Foreign Appropriations Bill
Bishop John H. Ricard and Mr. Ken Hackett, September 26, 2005

Letter to Secretary Condoleezza Rice on the Upcoming World Summit
Bishop John H. Ricard, September 7, 2005

Letter to Senate on FY 2006 Foreign Operations Appropriations
Bishop John H. Ricard and Mr. Ken Hackett, July 13, 2005

Statement Reacting to G8 Summit
Bishop John H. Ricard, July 11, 2005

Letter to President Bush before G-8 Summit
Bishop William Skylstad, June 28, 2005

Statement on Debt Cancellation Proposal
Bishop John Ricard, June 14, 2005

Letter to Foreign Operations Subcommittees on 2006 Foreign Aid
Bishop John Ricard, Bishop Gerald Barnes & Ken Hackett, June 6, 2005

Letter to Chairman Kolbe on FY2006 Foreign Operations Appropriations
Bishop John Ricard, Bishop Gerald Barnes & Mr. Ken Hackett, June 1, 2005

Letter to FY2005 Emergency Supplemental Conferees
Bishop John Ricard, Bishop Gerald Barnes, & Ken Hackett, April 26, 2005

Letter to Senator Frist on 2006 Budget
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop John Ricard, Bishop Bernard Harrington, April 20, 2005

Letters to Senate on 2005 Supplemental Appropriations
Bishop John H. Ricard, Bishop Gerald Barnes, Mr. Ken Hackett, April 1, 2005

Letter to House on 2005 Supplemental Appropriations
Bishop John H. Ricard, March 15, 2005

Letter to Congress on FY2006 Budget Priorities
Bishop William S. Skylstad, February 15, 2005 

Letter to Foreign Operation Subcommittees on 2005 Foreign Aid
Bishop John Ricard, Bishop Thomas Wenski, Mr. Ken Hackett, October 20, 2004 

Testimony on 2005 Foreign Assistance
USCCB and CRS, May 14, 2004 

Letter to Representative Kolbe on 2005 Foreign Operations Appropriations
Bishop John Ricard and Mr. Ken Hackett, April 20, 2004 

Letter to Senate and House Conferees on 2004 Foreign Aid
Bishop John Ricard, Mr. Ken Hackett, November 10, 2003 

Letter to Senate on 2004 Foreign Aid
Bishop John H. Ricard, September 3, 2003

Statement: Keep America's Promise to Africa
Bishop John H. Ricard, September 16, 2003

Letter to President Bush on Africa and 2004 Foreign Aid
Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, August 19, 2003

Letters to Sen. Frist and Rep. Hastert regarding 2004 Foreign Aid
Bishop John H. Ricard, August 18, 2003

Letter to House Appropriations Committee on U.S. Foreign Aid
Bishop John H. Ricard, July 15, 2003 

Letter to Senator Frist on the Millennium Challenge Account
Bishop John H. Ricard, July 2, 2003

Letter to Rep. Hastert on the Millennium Challenge Account
Bishop John H. Ricard, July 2, 2003

Letter to House Foreign Operations Subcommittee
Bishop John H. Ricard, June 30, 2003

Letter to House International Relations Committee on the Millennium Challenge Account
USCCB and CRS, June 6, 2003 

Letter to Senate on H.R. 1298
Bishop John H. Ricard, May 15, 2003

Letter to House on H.R. 1298 - United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003
Bishop John H. Ricard, April 30, 2003

Testimony on 2004 Foreign Assistance
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services, April 2, 2003

Letter to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget on the Millennium Challenge Account in Fiscal Year 2004
Mr. Gerard Powers, USCCB and Mr. Ken Hackett, CRS, December 24, 2002

"Millennium Challenge Account: A Proposed Conceptual Approach for Eligibility,"
USCCB White Paper, August 2002 

Testimony on 2003 Foreign Assistance
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services, May 9, 2002

Letter on Increasing Foreign Aid to President Bush
Bishop Wilton Gregory, April 3, 2002

Letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Bernard Cardinal Law, July 31, 2001

Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on International Assistance
Bernard Cardinal Law, July 25, 2001

Statement on the President's Initiative on Global Poverty Alleviation and Increase in World Bank Grant to Poorest Countries
Cardinal Bernard Law, July 19, 2001 

Letter to House and Senate on Foreign Assistance
Bernard Cardinal Law, June 26, 2001

Testimony on 2002 Foreign Assistance
March 28, 2001

Oral Testimony on Foreign Assistance Before House Appropriations Committee
Fr. William Headley, Catholic Relief Services, March 28, 2001

Cardinal Law on Debt Relief and Cuba Sanctions
November 2, 2000

Letter to Conferees on Foreign Operations Committee
Bernard Cardinal Law, July 24, 2000

Statement on Foreign Operations Appropriations
Bernard Cardinal Law, July 10, 2000

Testimony on FY2001 Foreign Assistance
March 30, 2000

 

Policy and Advocacy Letters and Statements on Global Health

2021-2013

News Release: USCCB President and International Justice and Peace Chairman Commend President Biden for Donation of COVID Vaccines to World’s Poorest Countries
Archbishop José H. Gomez and Bishop David J. Malloy, June 23, 2021 

Expanding Debt Relief, Development Aid, and Measures of Protection for the Most Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Pandemic
On February 23, 2021, Bishop David J. Malloy, Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Mr. Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network write to President Biden concerning issues and priorities for US policy concerning international debt. 

NEWS RELEASE: USCCB Chairman and Catholic Relief Services Commend Congress for Advancing the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Mr. Sean Callahan, October 15, 2018

USCCB-CRS Letter to Director Mulvaney Urging Full Funding of U.S. Global HIV and AIDS Programs
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Mr. Sean Callahan, December 1, 2017

Joint Letter to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and House Committee on Foreign Affairs on PEPFAR
Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo, October 2, 2013

2001-2008

 

Letter to House on PEPFAR
Bishop Thomas Wenski and Mr. Ken Hackett, July 16, 2008

Letter from Bishops' Conferences to G-8 Leaders
Cardinal Francis George, June 17, 2008

Letter to Senate Committee on PEPFAR
Bishop Thomas Wenski and Mr. Ken Hackett, May 22, 2008

Background on HIV-AIDS PEPFAR
May 2008

Letter to Senate Committee on PEPFAR Reauthorization
Bishop Thomas Wenski and Mr. Ken Hackett, March 12, 2008

Letter to House on PEPFAR Reauthorization
Bishop Thomas Wenski and Mr. Ken Hackett, March 7, 2008

Letter to House Committee on PEPFAR Reauthorization
Bishop Thomas Wenski and Mr. Ken Hackett, February 6, 2008

Letter to House Representatives on PEPFAR Funding
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, June 18, 2007 

Letter to House Appropriations Committee on PEPFAR
Bishop Thomas G. Wenski, June 8, 2007

Letter to Representatives Regula and Obey on HIV/AIDS Funding
Bishop Thomas Wenski, June 1, 2006

Letter to Senate Leadership on U.S. Foreign Aid and the Global AIDS Act
Bishop John H. Ricard, Mr. Ken Hackett, October 16, 2003 

Statement: Keep America's Promise to Africa
Bishop John H. Ricard, September 16, 2003

Statement on Passage of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003
Bishop John H. Ricard, May 16, 2003 

Letter to Senate on H.R. 1298
Bishop John H. Ricard, May 15, 2003

Letter to House on H.R. 1298 - United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003
Bishop John H. Ricard, April 30, 2003

Letter to Senate Foreign Relations and House International Relations Committees on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Bishop John H. Ricard, March 4, 2003

Letter to House Representative Hyde on Global Health Crisis
Bernard Cardinal Law, August 28, 2001

Letter to House Representative Lantos on Global Health Crisis
Bernard Cardinal Law, August 28, 2001

1987-1989

Called to Compassion and Responsibility: A Response
NCCB Administrative Board, November 1989

The Many Faces of AIDS: A Gospel Response
NCCB Administrative Board, November 1987