2016 "Mend the Gap!" Lenten Resources

Join us each week as we study the U.S. Wealth and Income Gap, the policies that can help us “mend” the gap by bringing the people at the economic margins closer together, and the gaps in access that are created by economic disparity.

Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016. By signing up below, you will receive a packet of resources before Lent begins, as well as a weekly reflection email from NETWORK.

Toolkit: Medicaid Expansion

NETWORK invites all nuns, and we are all nuns, to form teams of activists for Medicaid expansion in your state. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Releases Annual Catholic Social Justice Scorecard for Congress


Media Contact: Paul Marchione, 202-601-7869,

Senator Rubio among those who scored 0%

Blog: Mary Ann’s Story Reminds Us Why ACA Enrollment Matters

Dec 14, 2015 | By Mary McClure

As you may know, we are nearing the end of Open Enrollment season, when individuals and families can sign up for health insurance. In fact, December 15, the last day to enroll for January 1 coverage, is quickly approaching. Despite some politicians’ efforts repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), NETWORK continues to uplift and support the pro-life policy that made healthcare accessible to millions who were previously uninsured.

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Blog: Why Focusing on Social Justice, in All Its Many Forms, Is the Only Way to Ensure a Voice for All

Jun 25, 2015 | By Carolyn Burstein

Catholic Social Teaching, starting with Pope Leo XIII’s famous encyclical Rerum Novarum and continuing through the many papal encyclicals and the teachings of bishops’ conferences throughout the world, to the most recent encyclical last week of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, is the source of my beliefs on social justice.

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Press Release: NETWORK Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act

FOR RELEASE: June 25, 2015                                                                    

Blog: Laudato Si’ -- A NETWORK Associate’s Perspective

Jun 19, 2015 | By Nicholas Moffa

When I was a kid, my family always took what I initially considered to be the strangest vacations. While my friends flew off to Disney World, I flew off to…Wyoming. And Alaska, Arizona, and California. While my friends enjoyed amusement park rides, I quickly grew to love hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and kayaking.

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Press Release: NETWORK Celebrates Pope Francis’s Encyclical

FOR RELEASE: June 18, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224,

InterConnection Issue Updates-- June 2015

Tax Justice: Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

Many have believed it possible for the new Republican leadership in Congress and President Obama to reach some consensus on tax reform. Since Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) became chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in January, he has tried with Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and the president to outline possible reform packages.