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Peace: Contact your senators and urge them to help reduce gun violence!

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The US bishops call for all people to work for a culture of life, and to do more to end violence in our homes. In particular, legislators should: Support measures that control the sale and use of firearms; support measures that make guns safer (especially efforts to prevent their unsupervised use by children and anyone other than the owner); call for sensible regulations of handguns; support legislative efforts that seek to protect society from the violence associated with easy access to deadly weapons, including assault weapons; and make a serious commitment to confront the pervasive role of addiction and mental illness in crime. Support the bishops and their call by sending a letter to your senators here!

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Moral Implications of Climate Change?

What are the moral implications of climate change?
Who is most impacted? What should the Catholic community do? The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change was launched in 2006 to help the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Catholic community address these issues.

“If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation.” Pope Benedict XVI in his message for the World Day of Peace 2010. full text click here

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Healthcare

Learn about what the U.S. Catholic Bishops say about Healthcare Reform at their website.
T.R. Reid, author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California in September presenting a balanced report on his global investigation into health care.
Health Care Reform:
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