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Category: American Rescue Plan

Fighting for pandemic Catholic teacher pay

Minnesotans deserve good policies that will naturally strengthen families. Instead, our current payday lending laws allow lenders to charge sky-high interest rates that become a debt trap for borrowers. Pope Francis denounces this modern-day usury because it takes advantage of people in desperate financial situations. He warns that weakening the family “poses a threat to the mature growth of individuals, the cultivation of community values, and the moral progress of cities and countries.”

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Bishops say pandemic relief bill must be passed without abortion funding

If it passes and becomes law, the American Rescue Plan Congress is considering would pit the great need Americans have for economic relief in this pandemic against those who insist the bill must include abortion funding, said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairmen of seven USCCB committees.

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