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Mississippi: Answering the Call to Love


Last February, nearly 100 Catholics gathered in Jackson, Mississippi, for the 2016 Catholic Day at the Capitol. Answering the call to love, they met to learn about and take action on issues that deeply impact our shared communities, including our brothers and sisters who are living in poverty and marginalized.

“Our network wants to make a tangible difference on the issues they care about. They also want to work for both charity and justice and see advocacy as a way to work for justice,” says Matt Burkhart, CRS relationship manager and advocacy specialist, who led a workshop.

The advocacy issues in Jackson are of shared interest among Catholics nationally, and include immigration and poverty-focused international assistance. Local concerns include criminal justice reform and adequate budgeting for child protection. Following the workshops, advocacy training and Mass, participants met with their state officials, practicing what they learned.

This incredible day of faith and fellowship is such an inspiration! We invite you to read more about the day and listen to Bishop Morin’s message at the press conference below.

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