09 Mar '12, 8pm

Diocese Puts Religion Before Helping the Homeless | Care2 Causes

Diocese Puts Religion Before Helping the Homeless | Care2 Causes

The Catholic Diocese of Sacramento has decided to stop funding Francis House, an agency that serves the homeless, because the nonprofit’s director supports marriage equality and abortion rights. Reports the Sacramento Bee: In a letter last month, the diocese’s director of social services said the Rev. Faith Whitmore’s public statements on the issues clash with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Therefore, said the Rev. Michael Kiernan, the social services director, it is “impossible for the diocese to continue funding Francis House” as part of its annual Catholic Appeal. Each morning, dozens of poor people line up at Francis House, in Sacramento’s homeless services epicenter on C and 14th streets, for help with basic services such as housing and transportation. Now in its 42nd year, the organization is one of the largest homeless services agencies in the Sacramento regi...

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