Skip to comments.Catholic leaders stand with governor, mayor to call for minimum wage hike
Posted on 02/04/2014 7:26:24 AM PST by Welchie25
Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden of Baltimore and Catholic Charities of Baltimore Executive Director William J. McCarthy joined more than 30 Maryland officials, anti-poverty advocates and religious leaders Feb. 3 to support an increase in the states minimum wage.
In gathering as a faith community today, we speak on behalf of all those who come to us for food, clothing and shelter, Bishop Madden said. Even as we embrace them in their need, we join them in their struggle to secure financial independence through an honest days work. These workers deserve the comfort of knowing their hard work will enable them to provide the basic necessities for their families.
Each year, Catholic Charities of Baltimore cares for 160,000 Marylanders, many of whom are in poverty.
We must raise the minimum wage in order to restore hope and opportunity, and to brighten the beacon as so many of our neighbors begin and continue on their journey out of poverty, McCarthy said.
Gov. Martin J. OMalley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake also spoke at the press conference, which was held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Baltimore.
OMalley introduced legislation (SB 331/HB 295) in the Maryland General Assembly to raise the states minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016. His proposal would index the wage to the cost of living and improve the rate for tipped workers, increasing their pay from 50 to 70 percent of the minimum wage.
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“Catholic leaders stand with governor, mayor to call for minimum wage hike”
Yank their tax-exempt status if they want to play politics.
The church and government joining to burden others goes back centuries.
Where are the church vs state people now?
I wonder why so many of our priests and bishops are such stupid, arrogant assholes.
Charity comes from the individual, not forced from the collective. I am so tired of this argument. As a Catholic, I am so sick and tired of this phony baloney social justice crap.
I am beginning to understand why I barely heard a peep out of my Church about the Birth Control mandate before the 2012 election.
Well good. Next thing you know the new pope will say that all atheists will go to heaven. That they will get there by their “good works!” Oh, wait, he has already said that. (Note to pope: IT IS NOT A WORKS FAITH!!!!)
As a loyal and faithful Catholic who attends Mass every week, I can categorically state without any hesitation, that the leadership of the Church is completely clueless on economics.
He didn’t say that, but perhaps you haven’t been keeping up.
What a surprise. Except for reproductive issues the Catholic hierarchy is solidly in the liberal democrat camp.
As a Catholic a wholeheartedly agree
Here’s another iteration of their Leftist views. Okay, now where is the “unity” all of the RCs bark about??? No text...no unity.
“Social justice” strikes again - hurting the very people they claim to be helping and revealing - again- that if you want to help people economically - then study economics and history.
I am not certain that they are arrogant so much as they are stupid and foolish. I think they they stump for what they call social justice because it is easier than trying to win a soul for Christ.
This really is not new. Unless it is stepping on their toes, the Catholic church has always came down on the side of the government.
Look how throughout it’s history the Catholic Church and the governments have been cohorts in keeping the people chained and in bondage under their control.
One scratches the back of the other. I guess the church misses the days when us surfs had no freedom. Our soul belonged to them, but our physical body belonged to the land which was owned by the kings.
How sad that Catholic “leaders” have sided with forces that hate freedom and liberty. Someday the government will come for the Catholic church’s wealth and assets.... what will these leaders say on that day?
The question of the minimum wage is one of prudential judgment, not doctrine. The good bishop should keep quite and let the laity operate in this field.
It doesn’t matter that the hikes may poll well. We need to take the moral high-ground position that it’s flat-out wrong for voters to vote themselves into the pocketbooks of people who have stolen nothing from them. The economic arguments against the minimum wage are valid, but they are not enough.
Interesting how the church is anxious to jump in bed with those who hate and ridicule anything religious and who seek to drive them into extinction.
Yes he did. It is out there. He did say it. You can defend all you want, but he said it.
You can go drag out all the company info to cover tracks, but many other agencies have reported it. I have read their reporting, not the home side’s covering up reports.
This is the last I have to say about it. You ride with the coverup and I will go with what a BUNCH of agencies reported, including the leftist NY Slimes.
At least scroll down far enough to see the cartoon. Thank you!
Live in Maryland near Baltimore If you don’t why not post it on your state board ? Circulate these in the cathedrals parking lot... watch bishop Dennis scream.....
The piece below is designed to be printed up and passed around your precinct and your friends and neighbors as a half sheet flyer. On the face (REVERSE SIDE)or below the slogan you can put the name of the candidate you favor and the election dates...EXCELLENT FOR SLIPPING UNDER WINDSHIELD WIPERS ON CARS PARKED IN KEY PARKING LOTS CHURCHES, RALLY SITES....
STUFF IT DENNIS.....
Did you know the Democrat party voted to remove any reference to God at their 2012 national convention ? And when they decided it was a mistake and unpolitical they rammed the change to put it back in like they voted for Obamacare.But delegates booed the decision. The Democrat is not the party of JFK or even FDR. It’s a queer hyphenated marriage between socialists and “progressives” They are now Demo-Coms.
GOD DENIERS AND PREDACIOUS LIARS
YOUR WEALTH INCITERS/
FIRST YOUR MONEY THEN YOUR GUNS
ISSUING DECREES OF MANY COME
DEMAND SURRENDERING CHOICES ONE BY ONE
INTO REGIMENTATION YOU MUST RUN
AND NOW THEIR ROBOT YOUVE BECOME
Its time to get a government run by a lying Godless political party OUT
OUT of Our faces
Our religions and and Our pocketbooks
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
IMO...this is an old “utopia” idea. The fact is, the gap will never be solved by raising the minimum wage.
Raise minimum wage; prices go up. The gap between what you make and what things will cost you will be “basically” the same.
I do agree that workers should get raises based on keeping up with rate of inflation.
As I said, I am finished with you on this. You have your opinions and I have mine based on true evidence.
If what you say is true, I’d like to be convinced by you. I would be a great benefit to be able to evaluate the evidence.
They don't have to work for a living.
The "Church" is merely thinking about the inceased amounts showing up in the donation baskets on Sundays.