This Week's Podcast: Fr. Larry Snyder from Catholic Charities

Father Larry Snyder, the president of Catholic Charities, visited America's offices earlier this month to discuss the unique challenges facing Catholic aid agencies as they seek to meet the needs stemming from last year's economic collapse. In its latest survey of agencies nationwide, Catholic Charities reports a dramatic increase in the demand for food, counseling and rent and mortgage services.

Listen to our conversation here.

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Father Snyder also addressed the controversy in Washington, D.C., surrounding a bill that would require agencies receiving city dollars to grant benefits to same-sex partners. Despite these events, Father Snyder reaffirmed the need for Catholic Charities to work with the federal government in areas where their goals are aligned.

Tim Reidy

 

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