Catholic Credit Union offers small, low-interest loans to needy

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When you’re living from paycheck to paycheck, things like flat tires and school supplies can often be just out of reach when the rent is due and the pantry is nearly empty.

In an effort to help the working poor pay for some of the unexpected things that pop up from time to time, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Catholic and Community Credit Union have joined forces to offer small, low-interest, short-terms loans to the needy who qualify.

“One of the initiatives our Voices of the Poor committee was looking at were payday loans,” said Pat Hogrebe, the development director at St. Vincent de Paul. “They are really nothing more than legalized thievery and we were thinking, how in the world can we do something to help our working poor?”

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Catholic Groups Questioned About Support for Pro-Abortion Health Care Bills

As currently written, both the House and Senate bills pave the way for taxpayer-funded abortions and insurance mandates on abortion.

Yet, Catholic Charities USA, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Catholic Health Association have banded together to promote the legislation.

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