Response to the Economic Crisis - Parishes and Schools

Please find below a letter entitled "Response to the Economic Crisis" from Fr. J. Bryan Hehir and Fr. Richard Erikson to the Pastors and Principals of the Archdiocese of Boston regarding pastoral responses to the  economic crisis.  This information was gathered from Pastors and Principals in the Archdiocese who responded to a request to share their best practices in order that other parishes and schools may benefit from this exchange of  information.  In addition, Catholic Charities and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs has  provided some great resource information and materials towards this same end.  This information is available on Bostoncatholic.org on the main page under Announcements, as well as on the Health and Social Services Secretariat web page and the Vicar General's web page. 

February 9, 2011 - Massachusetts Catholic Bishops Issue Joint Statement Addressing Current Economic Hardships - Standing in Solidarity With All
Boston--The Roman Catholic Bishops in Massachusetts have issued the following joint statement addressing the current economic situation and the resulting hardships experienced by vulnerable persons and those rendered newly fragile by the financial downturn.

Response to Economic Crisis
Letter from Fr. J. Bryan Hehir and Fr. Richard Erikson to the Pastors and Principals of the Archdiocese of Boston

Best Practices During Economic Crisis
Information gathered from Pastors and Principals in the Archdiocese of Boston.

POUA Letter to Pastors
Planning Office for Urban Affairs - Help for Parishioners and Others Facing Possible Home Foreclosures

POUA Foreclosure Prevention Resources
Planning Office for Urban Affairs - Foreclosure Prevention Resources

Fr. Erikson Pilot Article

Food Pantries Catholic Charities

EITC Sunday Letter to Religious Leaders
Earned Income Tax Credit Sunday Letter to Religious Leaders

EITC_RL_Talking Points
Earned Income Tax Credit Religious Leaders Talking Points

2009 USCCB Economic Crisis Website
USCCB Economic Crisis Website