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The Pope and Politics: Messaging Francis's Hope and Justice

Pope Francis calls for more politicians genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the state of the poor.Tuesday, March 25, NETWORK briefed Congress about how Pope Francis's message relates to U.S. politics.

2014: NETWORK's Year of Living Out Joy of the Gospel

At NETWORK, Pope Francis has touched our hearts and influenced our work. In 2014, NETWORK invites you to join us in reflecting on the pope's words and living out his first papal exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel).

ENGAGE WITH JOY OF THE GOSPEL

A Fun (and Educational) Way to Watch the 2012 Debates!

Get your BINGO card here for your October debate-viewing parties!  Read more

NETWORK Members Lobby their Members of Congress

Here are two stories from NETWORK members who have visited their congressional representatives in their local district offices.

If you have a story like this, please send it to jsammon@networklobby.org

January 2012

My Indiana 8th district representative to the U.S. Congress is Congressman Larry Bucshon (Rep.).  In the past I have attended the town hall meetings held by both our Democratic and Republican representatives.  But when Rep.

Facts about the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Oil Spill began on April 20 as the result of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. Oil has been gushing out at alarming rates since then, becoming the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and one of the most devastating disasters along the Gulf Coast. Communities along the gulf that were still in the process of recovering from hurricanes Katrina and Rita were dealt another devastating blow.

Prayers for the Gulf Coast

Included here are prayers you can use in solidarity with the people of the Gulf Coast: Prayer for Communities in the Gulf Coast Region Prayer of Confession Intercessions  Read more

Response to Hurricane Disasters

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused one of the most devastating tragedies in U.S. history, damaging thousands of communities and lives among the Gulf Coast region. Although years have passed since this tragedy, the effects of the disaster are still felt today.

Platform for the Common Good

During the 2008 election season, as the political parties developed their political platforms, many Catholics groups came together to develop a Platform for the Common Good.  This platform is based on principles from Catholic social tradition and addresses what we can do to make our nation “a more perfect union” focused on the common good.

Platform for the Common Good

Gulf Coast

NETWORK looks with particular concern on areas of our nation that have been devastated by recent ecological disasters – both natural and human-created.

In recent years, the Gulf Coast has been deeply affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the more recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill, perhaps the worst in our nation’s history.

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