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Network
Network (stylized NETWORK), A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, is headquartered in Washington, D.C.[1][2] The organization focuses its lobbying efforts in the areas of economic justice, immigration reform, healthcare, peace making and ecology. [3] Sister Simone Campbell is the executive director of NETWORK.[4]Contents1 History 2 Nuns on the Bus 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Network was founded in December 1971 when 47 Catholic Sisters involved in education, healthcare, and other direct service activities gathered from across the U.S. at Trinity College in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
, with the intent to form a new type of justice ministry. This was a time when the Catholic Church was undergoing dramatic changes in response to Vatican II
Vatican II
reforms and calls from the Vatican and U.S. Bishops to seek "Justice in the World"
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Presidential Citizens Medal
The Presidential Citizens Medal is an award bestowed by the President of the United States. It is the second-highest civilian award in the United States, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Established by executive order on November 13, 1969, by President Richard Nixon, it recognizes an individual "who has performed exemplary deeds or services for his or her country or fellow citizens." Only United States citizens are eligible for the medal, which may be awarded posthumously. The medal is a disc of gilt and enamel, based on the Seal of the President of the United States, with the eagle surrounded by a wreath of leaves. The medal is suspended on a ribbon, dark blue with a light blue central stripe and white edge stripes.Contents1 Recipients 2 See also 3 External links 4 ReferencesRecipients[edit]Recipient Year NotesHenry "Hank" Aaron 2001Albert Abramson 1998David M
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Vatican.va
The Holy See
Holy See
(Italian: Santa Sede; Latin: Sancta Sedes; Ecclesiastical Latin: [ˈsaŋkta ˈsedes]), also referred to as the See of Rome, is the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in Rome, the episcopal see of the Pope, and an independent sovereign entity. It serves as the central point of reference for the Catholic Church everywhere and the focal point of communion due to its position as the pre-eminent episcopal see of the universal church. Today, it is responsible for the governance of all Catholics, organised in their Particular Churches, Patriarchates and religious institutes. As an independent sovereign entity, holding the Vatican City
Vatican City
enclave in Rome
Rome
as an independent state, it maintains diplomatic relations with other states
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Pope Benedict XVI
Pope
Pope
Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger; German pronunciation: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈalɔʏzi̯ʊs ˈʁatsɪŋɐ]; 16 April 1927) served as Pope
Pope
of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
and sovereign of the Vatican City
Vatican City
from 2005 to 2013. Benedict's election occurred in the 2005 papal conclave that followed the death of Pope
Pope
John Paul II. Since his resignation, Benedict holds the unique title of "pope emeritus". Ordained as a priest in 1951 in his native Bavaria, Ratzinger had established himself as a highly regarded university theologian by the late 1950s and was appointed a full professor in 1958
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Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Faith
(Latin: Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei; CDF) is the oldest among the nine congregations of the Roman Curia
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Barack Obama
Pre-presidency Illinois
Illinois
State Senator 2004 DNC keynote address U.S
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NPR
National Public Radio
Radio
(usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington DC. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.[2] NPR
NPR
produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR
NPR
programs; most broadcast a mix of NPR
NPR
programs, content from rival providers American Public Media, Public Radio
Radio
International, Public Radio Exchange and WNYC
WNYC
Studios, and locally produced programs
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Sisters Of Social Service
The Sisters of Social Service (SSS) are a Roman Catholic religious institute of women founded in Hungary in 1923 by Margaret Slachta. The sisters adopted the social mission of the Catholic Church and Benedictine spirituality with a special devotion to the Holy Spirit.[1]Contents1 Founder 2 A new religious institute 3 Growth 4 World War II 5 Separation 6 Present 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksFounder[edit] The institute was founded by Margaret Slachta, who was a pioneer in social service and a leading political figure, who trained other women for political action. In 1920 she became the first woman elected to the Hungarian Parliament, where she actively promoted workers’ rights, stressing the well-being of women, children and families.[2] She was inspired by the social and economic turmoil in Europe following the First World War, when tens of thousands of people were living in wretched conditions across the continent
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Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act
Pre-presidency Illinois
Illinois
State Senator 2004 DNC keynote address U.S
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Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.[4] Founded after the American Revolution
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Bill Clinton
Governor of Arkansas1978 election 1980 campaign 1982 reelection 1984 reelection 1986 reelection 1990 reelection42nd President of the United StatesPresidencyTimelinePoliciesEconomic Gun Control Environmental ForeignClinton DoctrineInternational tripsAppointmentsCabinet Judicial AppointmentsFirst termCampaign for the presidencyPrimaries 1992 election1st inaugurationNAFTA Health Security Act 1994 midterm elections Economic policy Travelgate Whitewater AmeriCorps Dayton AgreementSecond termReelection campaignPrimaries 1996 reelection2nd inaugurationOperation Infinite Reach Bombing of Yugoslavia Balanced BudgetClinton–Lewinsky scandal ImpeachmentOne America Initiative Pardon controversyPost-presidencyPresidential Library My Life Activities Clinton Foundation Clinton Bush
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Joseph Biden
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (/ˌrɒbɪˈnɛt ˈbaɪdən/;[1] born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States
Vice President of the United States
from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Delaware
Delaware
as a U.S. Senator
U.S. Senator
from 1973 to 2009. Joe Biden
Joe Biden
was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1942, and lived there for ten years before moving with his family to Delaware. He became an attorney in 1969, and was elected to the New Castle County council
County council
in 1970. He was first elected to the Senate in 1972, and became the sixth-youngest senator in American history. Biden was reelected to the upper house of Congress six times, and was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation to assume the Vice Presidency in 2009
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Walter Mondale
Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician, diplomat and lawyer who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States
United States
from 1977 to 1981, and as a United States
United States
Senator from Minnesota
Minnesota
(1964–76). He was the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in the United States
United States
presidential election of 1984, but lost to Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
in a landslide. Reagan won 49 states while Mondale carried his home state of Minnesota
Minnesota
and Washington, D.C. Mondale was born in Ceylon, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota
Minnesota
in 1951 after attending Macalester College. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Korean War
before earning a law degree in 1956
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Barbara Mikulski
Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936) is an American politician who served as a United States
United States
Senator from Maryland
Maryland
from 1987 to 2017. In January 2017, Mikulski joined Johns Hopkins University as a professor of public policy and adviser to university President Ronald J. Daniels.[1] A member of the Democratic Party, she also served in the United States House of Representatives
United States House of Representatives
from 1977 to 1987
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Adlai Stevenson II
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (/ˈædleɪ/; February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent public speaking, and promotion of progressive causes in the Democratic Party. Stevenson served in numerous positions in the federal government during the 1930s and 1940s, including the Agricultural Adjustment Administration
Agricultural Adjustment Administration
(AAA), Federal Alcohol Administration, United States
United States
Department of the Navy, and the United States
United States
Department of State. In 1945, he served on the committee that created the United Nations, and he was a member of the initial U.S. delegations to the UN
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Ted Kennedy
Edward Moore Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was an American politician who served as a United States
United States
Senator from Massachusetts
Massachusetts
for over 40 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the fourth-longest-continuously-serving senator in United States
United States
history, having served there for almost 47 years. For many years, Ted Kennedy was the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family; he was also the last surviving, longest-living, and youngest son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy. He was the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy—the 35th President of the United States—and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination, and the father of Congressman Patrick J
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