U.S. Secular Franciscan Order Demands the Deficit ‘Super Committee’ Ensure Justice for All

SFO LogoThe U.S. Secular Franciscans met for their national gathering from October 25th through 29th at the St. Francis Retreat and Renewal Center in San Juan Bautista, CA. The national group represents approximately 13,500 Secular Franciscans across the United States. The statement is based on the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order, chapter 2, article 13 that they “place themselves on an equal basis with all people, especially with the lowly for whom they shall strive to create conditions of life worthy of people redeemed by Christ.”

We issue the following statement to the “Super Committee”:

Do not further oppress and penalize those who are poor and those who are already most vulnerable, here and around the world.

We realize the moment of decision is rapidly approaching, and in this critical time it is essential that you understand the impact each decision may have. Justice for all requires that we pursue the common good.

It is essential that the “Super Committee” reach a decision by November 23rd.  It is morally irresponsible for this committee to delay a decision and default to the automatic cuts that are applied at a fixed percentage, doing further injustice to the poor here and abroad.

Published in: on November 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thank you Franciscans.

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