The U.S. bishops are urging Congress to be in “radical solidarity” with mothers and their children, especially the most vulnerable.
In a letter to members of the House and Senate, the bishops say that the policies of the Trump administration have caused “unimaginable” suffering for mothers and children, who are being torn apart as they seek safety in the U.S. The bishops call on Congress to pass laws that will protect these families, and they urge Catholics to pray and take action on behalf of migrant mothers and children.
It’s heartbreaking to see what’s happening to these families, but we can’t lose hope. We need to stand together in solidarity and fight for their rights. Are you ready to join us?
Why Are the Bishops Urging Congress to Be in ‘Radical Solidarity’ With Mothers and Children?
So what’s behind the bishops’ appeal for Congress to be in ‘radical solidarity’ with mothers and children?
Well, they see it as a way to address the devastating effects of poverty on families. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, more than 16 million children in the U.S. are living in poverty, and that’s a disgrace.
The bishops are urging Congress to do more to help these kids, including increasing the minimum wage, expanding access to affordable housing and improving access to education and health care. They also want Congress to invest in programs that help parents get back on their feet, like flexible work schedules, paid family leave and child care subsidies.
It’s a tall order, but it’s something that needs to be done if we want to help build a stronger America for tomorrow.
What Does ‘Radical Solidarity’ Mean?
You might be wondering what ‘radical solidarity’ means. It’s a term that was coined by the Latin American bishops at the infamous Medellín Conference in 1968.
But what does it really mean? In a nutshell, it means that we’re all in this together. We’re one human family, and we need to stand together to fight for justice. That’s why the bishops are calling on Congress to be in ‘radical solidarity’ with mothers and children who are living in poverty.
It’s a tall order, but it’s something that we can all work towards. Let’s start by standing up for the rights of the most vulnerable members of our society and demanding that our leaders do the same.
How Can Congress Show ‘Radical Solidarity’ With Mothers and Children?
Congress can show radical solidarity with mothers and children by doing the following:
1. Passing comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship
2. Providing adequate resources for social services agencies that work with immigrants
3. Welcoming and protecting refugees, regardless of their religion or nationality
4. Speaking out against hateful rhetoric and policies that target immigrants and refugees
These are just a few ways that Congress can show its support for mothers and children who are struggling in today’s world. If lawmakers want to be in true solidarity with these vulnerable members of our society, they need to take a bold stand and do what’s right, even if it’s not always easy.
As Catholics, we are called to be in ‘radical solidarity’ with mothers and children. This means working to create a society that is just and promotes the dignity of all human life.
It’s time for Congress to act on behalf of mothers and children who are living in poverty. We need legislation that protects the most vulnerable, and provides the resources needed to lift families out of poverty.
We urge you to be in ‘radical solidarity’ with mothers and children. Join us in working to create a society that is just and promotes the dignity of all human life.