ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Father Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA, one of the nation's largest networks of faith-based social service providers, released the following statement about the impending shutdown of the federal government:
"As our federal government faces an impending shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades, we call on our political leaders to consider how their inability to find a way through this crisis will affect those who can least afford it. We ask both parties to consider the devastating impact a stalemate could prove to be for the millions of people living in poverty in communities across the country.
"We call on Congressional leaders to find a way to move forward to keep our government running and to pursue the common good."
About Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 10 million people a year regardless of their religious, social, or economic background. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
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