Catholic Charities USA

Mission

"The national office also advocates for social policies that aim to reduce poverty, improve the lives of children and families, and strengthen communities." (http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/who/index.htm)

Issue areas: Homelessness and Poverty | Catholic
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Catholics for Choice

Mission

"Catholics for Choice (CFC) was founded in 1973 to serve as a voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman’s moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health." (http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/about/default.asp)

Issue areas: Abortion and Reproduction | Catholic | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Mission

"Its purposes under civil law are: 'To unify, coordinate, encourage, promote and carry on Catholic activities in the United States; to organize and conduct religious, charitable and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in education; to care for immigrants; and generally to enter into and promote by education, publication and direction the objects of its being.'" (http://www.nccbuscc.org/whoweare.htm)

Issue areas: Catholic
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile