March 13, 2017
The Sadowski Housing Coalition - made up of 30 diverse statewide organizations, including industry and business groups; advocates for the elderly, veterans, homeless and special needs populations; and faith-based organizations - gathered March 2 to call on the Florida Legislature to use all state and local housing trust fund monies for affordable housing programs in Fiscal Year 2017-18. Michele Taylor, associate director for communications, represented the FCCB at the press conference.
June 15, 2016
On June 2, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a proposal for a new federal rule on payday and car title lending. The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops joined with the Florida Alliance for Consumer Protection and other advocates to praise the proposed rule as a good start to addressing unscrupulous lending practices. However, additional work needs to be done to ensure the rule truly protects communities from predatory lenders.
April 13, 2016
April 22, 2016 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. In keeping with Pope Francis' call to the faithful and all people of good will to care for God's creation, the Catholic Climate Covenant offers a myriad of resources for individuals, church groups and families to assist them in their celebration of our planet and its abundant resources.
March 11, 2016
The Regular Session of the Florida Legislature came to a close (sine die) at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, March 11. The motion to adjourn sine die, Latin for 'without day,' is the last action of a session of the Florida legislature.
January 7, 2016
Members of the Sadowski Housing Coalition gathered at the Florida Realtors’ Association in Tallahassee on January 7th to implore Florida’s legislators, “Don’t sweep housing trust funds” because “Home Matters.”
August 26, 2015
In a letter to Cardinals Turkson and Koch, heads of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, Pope Francis expressed his desire to institute the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, a day specifically set aside to ask God's blessings on, and offer thanks for, our "common home."