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Last week, the Archdiocese of Washington sent out an email blast, calling on the City Council not to balance the city's budget on the backs of the poor. Today, the Archdiocese announced that the City Council restored $19 million dollars in programs that aid the homeless and the vulnerable.
The next time some RC conservative tells you the Church does not stand committed to social justice programs, which for all their faults, and their bureaucracy, and the occasional incidences of abuse or fraud, nonetheless help desperately poor people in a very wealthy nation, tell them to pay attention to what the Church is actually doing, day in and day out, on behalf of these social programs.

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