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The limitless value of a child

Posted by Michael Barga on 1/26/17

hello all,

On the eve of the March for Life, I was thinking of sharing a thought from my clinical work.  Out of an abundance of caution to keep her information privileged, I'm going to tell it much differently, as a "story I heard."

I heard the story of ... Read More »

What Happened to Compassionate Care?

Posted by Frances Robinson on 11/25/16

We now have seven jurisdictions in our country that legalized doctor-assisted suicide. Many see this as an alarming trend, while others view this as compassionate care. "The legalization of assisted suicide has expanded beyond the killing of another human being, to permitting insurance companies to refuse treatments of patients ... Read More »

Catholic Social Workers Are Pro-Life

Posted by Frances Robinson on 8/07/16

Catholic social workers practice what the Catholic Church teaches: “Human life is sacred. The dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. Direct attacks on innocent persons are never morally acceptable, at any stage or in any condition. “[1]

You see, Catholic Social ... Read More »

Catholic Social Workers Support the First Amendment Defense Act

Posted by Frances Robinson on 7/24/16

As Catholic social work professionals, one of our duties is to nourish the integrity of the family. Another is to protect the health of marriage as a permanent bond of one man and one woman. Therefore, Catholic social workers strongly support the First Amendment Defense Act.  CSWNA supports the position that ... Read More »

Protection of Human Life

Posted by Frances Robinson on 6/26/16

Catholic social workers  support the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R. 4828/S. 2927).  We support protections for healthcare providers and workers.  No one should be forced to pay or participate in abortions.  There is a very real need for federal conscience protection and this need has grown since 2014. ... Read More »

Catholic Social Workers and Freedom

Posted by Frances Robinson on 6/22/16

Catholic social workers are living and working in a very secularized society. Many of us entered the field with the desire to make a difference, to help those on the margins, to advocate for justice and advocate against injustices. To advocate for the most vulnerable and give those who ... Read More »

CSWNA Legislative and Policy Advocacy

Posted by Frances Robinson on 6/19/16

CSWNA is collaborating with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on advocacy and policy initiatives.  We will be actively advocating for legislation and policies that promote a culture of life from conception to natural death, protect vulnerable populations, the protection of marriage, religious freedom including conscience protections, and for the ... Read More »

Pray for Religious Freedom

Posted by Frances Robinson on 3/22/16

On March 23, 2016 oral arguments will be heard in the HHS Mandate cases before the Supreme Court.  Please pray for all religious institutions, including the Little Sisters of the Poor and The Catholic University of America (with EWTN case on hold until Supreme Court makes a decision). 

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Walking in the footsteps of St. Louise de Marillac

Posted by Frances Robinson on 3/08/16

Lent represents a time when we strip ourselves of all the things that bind us to the negative in this world. It represents a time to center our minds and turn ourselves completely over to Jesus.  As we draw closer to Holy Week, let us ask Him to give ... Read More »

Support the Little Sisters of the Poor

Posted by Frances Robinson on 2/19/16

The Little Sisters serve as a role model for all who serve in Catholic and non-Catholic social service agencies. According to their website, “After 175 years the Little Sisters minister to over 31,000 poor persons in 31 countries and operate almost 30 homes for the elderly and the dying in ... Read More »