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Archbishop Welby ‘taken aback’ by Las Vegas prayer criticism

Archbishop Welby ‘taken aback’ by Las Vegas prayer criticism

first_imgArchbishop Welby ‘taken aback’ by Las Vegas prayer criticism October 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm This doesn’t sound very humble to me. I would love to see both ACNA and TEC to change in many ways from what they are now. The history of Christian missions is fascinating and it is so hard to know God, preach and teach about Him. Living in the US I wish my communion with Canterbury was ‘unimpaired’. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Joe Parrish says: October 3, 2017 at 6:14 pm Does GAFCON only define itself by its separateness? It is sin which divides us, and faith which unites us. Archbishop of Canterbury, Deborah Matherne says: October 6, 2017 at 8:11 am From Romans 118 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Allan Pearson says: Wm. Thomas Martin says: Peggy Goldsmith says: Deborah Matherne says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group October 11, 2017 at 12:26 am I agree Rector Martinsville, VA Deborah Matherne says: Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY October 3, 2017 at 7:14 pm It seems to me that the ACNA is merely an Anglican wannabe; I would suggest they stay home next time and wallow in their own selfinflicted separateness. October 4, 2017 at 10:48 am For the record, no ACNA representatives are attending the Primates Meeting. October 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm Galton, since 2003, has sought to unseat the Episcopal Church from the table of the Anglican Communion; and now they are offended that the PB was asked to lead the communion in prayer for the people of Las Vegas! How hollow can ACNA be! Instead of adding to the pain of schism, it is time now for reconciliation. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Wm Thomas Martin says: October 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm I think the schismatic “ACNA” folks should be grateful to be allowed in the same room as someone whose episcopal boundary they violate. If they are so concerned about the teachings of the church, they need to start with ecclesiology. October 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm I think Presiding Bishop Curry and all of us should pray for GAFCON. October 5, 2017 at 10:19 pm Jesus Love’s everyone. He does not deny his love to anyone who loves him. Allan Pearson says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Deborah Matherne says: Allan Pearson says: October 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm I am appalled by this response from Gafcon, though maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. I assume this means they are never willing to pray alongside anyone with whom they aren’t in communion…the Pope? The Metropolitan? Any other Protestant denominations? What incredible hubris!!! Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 October 3, 2017 at 6:43 pm Jesus died to redeem to WORLD. The whole world, not just o e part of it. Perhaps we could try behaving in this world in such a fashion that we will not need to be embarrassed when we meet in Heaven. Thank you, Archbishop Welby, for your appropriate gesture of compassion. October 4, 2017 at 4:35 am Father, forgive us for we know not what we do. Amen. Kevin Gore says: Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL October 6, 2017 at 8:07 am And if you honestly love God you will accept His Holy Word, including all those passages of the Holy Bible that clearly state that homosexual behavior is sin and that marriage is an Act of God in which God joins a man to his wife (therefore there is no such thing as a “gay marriage”). Deborah Matherne says: October 11, 2017 at 12:21 am Indeed! Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (40) October 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm Seems to be that ACNA – Gafcon should learn that we all worship the same Lord – or do they worship something else. People died, and their families and friends need the prayers – Get your head on straight – get rid of your egotistical outlook. God, Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit do not belong to just one little group. I shall pray for you that you get some humility. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab October 11, 2017 at 6:57 am Amen! All this bickering is not what Our Lord asks of us. What he requires of us is “to act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6-8). We repeat this every Sunday before communion at our church. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Deborah Meister says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Gavin DrakePosted Oct 3, 2017 October 11, 2017 at 12:07 am can you wrap your mind around the concept of “marriage” in a western cultural way is not the norm in much of the world? Can you separate what is a marriage, a domestic partnership and a wedding? Can you truly believe that our Lord did not come to save us all or that our God did not make us all perfect in His eyes? You need to get down on your knees. Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC October 11, 2017 at 12:40 am My heart is so very heavy for our TEC churches in California. Your load is heavy and you mission urgent. I pray you can find among you who can breathe new life into our church there with new acceptance of many cultures. Grace Cangialosi says: October 4, 2017 at 9:53 pm No shame in praying for Las Vegas, good job bishop curry, GAFCON and ACNA, even though you don’t recognize us as being part of the body of Christ we recognize you and still love you anyways. Michael Strong says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Mary Frances Schjonberg says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Michael Strong says: Press Release Service October 4, 2017 at 10:48 am For the record, no ACNA representatives are attending the Primates Meeting. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Anne Wynn Weissinger says: Wm Thomas Martin says: October 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm I’d say his remarks are “gross” October 11, 2017 at 10:40 am Jesus came into this world to save those that were lost. But this does not mean that the very behavior that caused these souls to be lost somehow became acceptable to God. Fact is Jesus calls sinners to repentLuke 13“1There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? 3I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Owen Hoskin says: October 3, 2017 at 11:36 pm Praying for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting “put the GAFCON primates in a difficult spot.”? Surely our Lord is weeping. Jennifer Wagner Pavia says: October 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm Galton, since 2003, has sought to unseat the Episcopal Church from the table of the Anglican Communion; and now they are offended that the PB was asked to lead the communion in prayer for the people of Las Vegas! How hollow can ACNA be! Instead of adding to the pain of schism, it is time now for reconciliation. Martha Richards says: Sue Donym says: Ray bill says: October 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm From the bottom of the article:“Editor’s note: The term GAFCON, which stems from the Global Anglican Future Conference held in Jerusalem in 2008, brings together a group of disaffected Anglicans and former Episcopalians who cannot accept the decisions by some provinces to accept fully LGBTQI people in the life of the church.”This is wrong and misleading. The GAFCON provinces do not see the issue as being one of fully accepting LGBTQI people. We see it as an issue of some provinces of the Worldwide Anglican Communion deciding to accept the fallen ways of this world even though that meant doing things that were clearly against the Word of God. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID October 5, 2017 at 5:19 pm Allan, please show me in sacred Scripture we are told that LGBTQI people are sinful and fallen? I assure you, from what I know about the human condition, all of us are sinners and fallen and in need of God’s grace and acceptance. Allan Pearson says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Allan Pearson says: October 6, 2017 at 8:12 am All of are sinners. But those that are Faithful to God confess and acknowledge our sins, ask God for forgiveness, and make an honest effort to stop sinning. Others, such as the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada are trying to pretend that their sins are not really sins. Rev. Dcn. Patricia Pearson says: Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Willo Fuhr says: October 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm I am appalled but not surprised. ACNA and GAFCON are simply caught up in their own arrogance. I am so proud of both Justin Welty and our own Michael Curry., both of whom reflect the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this instance. I agree with Peggy Goldsmith that ACNA and GAFCON are I need of our prayers. Allan Pearson says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET October 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm We can pray for each other without agreeing about everything. To fail to do so is unchristian in my opinion. October 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm Kevin. It is not the ACNA folks that are the schismatic ones in this situation. ACNA is firmly remaining Faithful to God and committed to following the Word of God as revealed by God through His Holy Bible. It is the Episcopal Church USA along with the Anglican Church of Canada that have knowingly and deliberately gone against the Way of God, as well as having completely disregarded the Lambeth 1998 resolution 1.10, making it perfectly clear to anyone willing to open their eyes and see with objectivity that it is the ECUSA and ACoC that are the schismatic ones here. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing October 11, 2017 at 12:27 am and I agree with you Ann Culp says: October 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm Christians standing together in prayer for peace and against violence is scandalous? The only “difficult spot” that the GAFCON primates placed themselves is how they can justify their criticism of Presiding Bishop Curry leading a grieving congregation in prayer. The arrogance of the ACNA and the GAFCON primates — if we are not walking together in love after mass murder, what then? I continue to pray for open minds and hearts as the love of Christ leads the way. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA October 5, 2017 at 5:25 pm Actually in our area, Newport/Mesa in California, we have two TEC churches in a sad state of decline, another building that +Bruno recovered from ACNA and they are still active in another building, +Bruno installed a brilliant priest in the recovered building who quickly established a congregation exceeding 225 people, thus larger than the other two TEC churches put together; so +Bruno locked the doors of that leading to a Title IV disciplinary hearing which he lost, there is another group that uses the 1928 BCP, then we have Calvary Chapel, Saddleback, two RC churches, Vineyard, the Crossing, at least one Methodist, two Mormon Temples, various other Christian churches and at least two Synagogues. Many local people think of TEC as a self inflicted disaster especially in an area where there appears to be a huge appetite for Jesus Christ. Comments are closed. Featured Jobs & Calls October 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm And just what would Jesus do? Primates Meeting 2017 [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said that he is “taken aback” by criticism of the decision to ask the Presiding Bishop of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church to pray for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Curry prayed for the victims at the start of Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral, England, on Oct. 3, the first day of the Primates Meeting.The Rev. Canon Andrew Gross, canon for communications and media relations for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), speaking on behalf of GAFCON, said that the decision to invite Curry to lead the congregation in prayer at the Evensong service “put the GAFCON primates in a difficult spot.” He said that they were “forced to look like they are walking together when they are not walking together.”Editor’s note: The term GAFCON, which stems from the Global Anglican Future Conference held in Jerusalem in 2008, brings together a group of disaffected Anglicans and former Episcopalians who cannot accept the decisions by some provinces to accept fully LGBTQI people in the life of the church.Full article. Primates Meeting, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC October 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm Good Lord, delivery us…from our own pettiness. Unfortunate and ill-timed remarks … in the extreme! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Bronson de Stadler says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Brian MacFarland says: Rector Washington, DC Mary Naughton says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Giovan King says: October 11, 2017 at 10:31 am I understand and Faithfully accept what God has said about Marriage, that being:Mark 10“6But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 11And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. “ Marcia Towne Devens says: Allan Pearson says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags October 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm I agree with Archbishop Justin. Rev’d Cn Gross comment was most unfortunate and it reflects badly and unnecessarily on the ANCA and GAFCON. Surely at times like this, we come together, despite of our other divisive arguments. October 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm In general we stand or kneel or sit together in prayer.Maybe we should consider walking together and praying also.Or we could even pray and then walk together.May that be our goal. October 11, 2017 at 10:32 am I understand and Faithfully accept what God has said about Marriage, that being: Mark 10“6But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. 7For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 11And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. “ Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Allan Pearson says: Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Marilyn Hormann says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ last_img read more

Slot region electron loss timescales due to plasmaspheric hiss and lightning-generated whistlers

Slot region electron loss timescales due to plasmaspheric hiss and lightning-generated whistlers

first_imgEnergetic electrons (E > 100 keV) in the Earth’s radiation belts undergo Doppler-shifted cyclotron resonant interactions with a variety of whistler mode waves leading to pitch angle scattering and subsequent loss to the atmosphere. In this study we assess the relative importance of plasmaspheric hiss and lightning-generated whistlers in the slot region and beyond. Electron loss timescales are determined using the Pitch Angle and energy Diffusion of Ions and Electrons (PADIE) code with global models of the spectral distributions of the wave power based on CRRES observations. Our results show that plasmaspheric hiss propagating at small and intermediate wave normal angles is a significant scattering agent in the slot region and beyond. In contrast, plasmaspheric hiss propagating at large wave normal angles and lightning-generated whistlers do not contribute significantly to radiation belt loss. The loss timescale of 2 MeV electrons due to plasmaspheric hiss propagating at small and intermediate wave normal angles in the center of the slot region (L = 2.5) lies in the range 1–10 days, consistent with recent Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer (SAMPEX) observations. Wave turbulence in space, which is responsible for the generation plasmaspheric hiss, thus leads to the formation of the slot region. During active periods, losses due to plasmaspheric hiss may occur on a timescale of 1 day or less for a wide range of energies, 200 keV < E < 1 MeV, in the region 3.5 < L < 4.0. Plasmaspheric hiss may thus also be a significant loss process in the inner region of the outer radiation belt during magnetically disturbed periods.last_img read more

macOS Big Sur Rollout Affected By Slowdown Issues, Mac Users Face Delay in App Launches

macOS Big Sur Rollout Affected By Slowdown Issues, Mac Users Face Delay in App Launches

first_imgSome users who’re attempting to download macOS Big Sur also reported massive delays. As per the details available on Apple’s System Status site, the issues impacted iMessage and FaceTime alongside the macOS Software Update service. The site also shows that Apple Maps faced a couple of outages as well. Furthermore, some users reported problems accessing Apple Card and Apple Pay as well as the Apple Developer site.- Advertisement – macOS 11 Big Sur downloads appears to have been marred by slowdown issues. Shortly after Apple released macOS 11 Big Sur, a large number of Mac users today reported issues in downloading the latest update. Several users started seeing a delay of over a fortnight in getting macOS Big Sur downloaded on their machines. In some other cases, Mac users on an existing macOS version reported unexpected issues and lag in launching of apps. Those issues impacted users of macOS 10.15 Catalina and even macOS 10.14 Mojave. Major Apple services including Apple Pay and iMessage also faced slowdowns and outages in global regions.The sudden rush for downloading macOS Big Sur seems to have resulted in the crash of Apple’s online certificate status protocol (OCSP) service. That apparently caused systemwide slowdowns on Mac machines and impacted app launches even on existing macOS versions. The issues lasted for several minutes as the OCSP service wasn’t able to establish a connection with Mac devices, as reported by ArsTechnica.- Advertisement – “My MacBook slows to a crawl when Wi-Fi is enabled,” one of the affected users wrote on the MacRumors forum. “I’m not talking about Internet speed, that is fine. But simply launching or using apps becomes extremely slow.”Users found temporary disabling the Internet connectivity acted as a workaround to resolve app slowdown issues. However, Apple took some time to fix the problems from the backend. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Apple identified the issues at around 1:30am IST and resolved most of them in a couple of hours, according to the System Status site. However, the issues impacting macOS Big Sur update took some time and were addressed finally at 6:45am IST.Exact cause behind the issues is still unclear. Nonetheless, the problems seem to have resolved to a large extent by now.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

Gobernador Wolf: El Congreso y el USDA deben tomar medidas para ayudar a la seguridad alimentaria durante la pandemia de COVID-19

Gobernador Wolf: El Congreso y el USDA deben tomar medidas para ayudar a la seguridad alimentaria durante la pandemia de COVID-19

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf envió hoy una carta a los miembros de la delegación del Congreso de Pennsylvania que solicita que el Congreso tome medidas legislativas urgentes con el fin de garantizar el acceso al Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés) a quienes lo necesiten ahora y durante los meses de recuperación que vendrán.El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) recibió una carta similar solicitando reconsiderar las interpretaciones de SNAP hechas por el Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS, por sus siglas en inglés) del USDA, que rechazó la solicitud de Pennsylvania de permitir que los estudiantes universitarios se incluyan para el beneficio de su hogar y determinó que la compensación por desempleo pandémico por tiempo limitado se contaría como ingreso, descalificando potencialmente a los hogares que de otro modo habrían calificado para recibir el beneficio.“Muchos residentes de Pennsylvania ahora enfrentan situaciones económicas extremadamente desafiantes debido a la pandemia”, escribió el Gobernador Wolf. “Pennsylvania necesita tener todas las herramientas posibles para apoyar a nuestros ciudadanos más vulnerables. Es por eso que exhortamos al Congreso a tomar medidas rápidas para garantizar el acceso al Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) para que los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan suficientes alimentos durante toda la crisis de COVID-19. Apreciamos que el Congreso y el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) hayan brindado cierta flexibilidad para el SNAP, pero es necesario hacer más para ayudar a los residentes de Pennsylvania a hacer frente las difíciles semanas que vendrán”.La Administración Wolf ha presentado numerosas exenciones relacionadas con el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) para Pennsylvania al Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS). A Pennsylvania se le ha permitido suspender ciertos requisitos reglamentarios para brindar flexibilidad a la administración del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) del estado y proporcionar asignaciones de emergencia a algunos hogares que actualmente pertenecen al programa.Estas exenciones permiten el acceso más simple al programa y mayores beneficios para las familias que dependen de él. Sin embargo, es necesario hacer más. El Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS) ha negado las exenciones que habrían permitido a Pennsylvania:Permitir que los hogares de bajos ingresos con un alumno que asiste a una institución de educación superior reciban beneficios adicionales del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP). Las normas actuales del SNAP no permiten que los alumnos universitarios se incluyan al momento de determinar el beneficio mensual de SNAP de un grupo familiar. Ahora que los alumnos están en casa, es posible que estas familias no tengan los recursos económicos o de alimentos para apoyar a otros integrantes de la familia que ahora están en casa.Hacer pagos adicionales del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) a todos los hogares inscritos. Anteriormente, Pennsylvania solicitó autorización para efectuar un pago adicional que sea igual al beneficio de un mes para todos los hogares que cuentan con el SNAP. El Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS) interpretó que la Ley Familias Primero de Respuesta al Coronavirus significaba un pago adicional que llevaría a los hogares el máximo beneficio mensual. Sin embargo, esta interpretación significa que los hogares que actualmente reciben el beneficio mensual máximo (40 % de los hogares que pertenecen al Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria de Pennsylvania) no recibieran asistencia adicional. La ampliación de los pagos de emergencia ayudaría a trasladar en mayor medida la demanda del sistema alimentario de emergencia a las tiendas de alimentos, lo que resultaría en un apoyo directo a la economía minorista y agrícola de Pennsylvania que enfrenta dificultades.El Departamento de Servicios Humanos (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) también ha solicitado aclaraciones respecto de los ajustes operativos necesarios para administrar el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) durante la pandemia. El gobierno federal no ha dado instrucciones a los estados sobre cómo verificar las reducciones de ingresos, en oposición a la pérdida total de empleos, debido a la emergencia de salud a causa de la COVID-19. Esta guía es necesaria para que las solicitudes puedan procesarse como corresponde.La Administración Wolf también solicitó que se permita a Pennsylvania excluir la Compensación por desempleo pandémico del cálculo del beneficio de las subvenciones del SNAP. Esto no se cuenta como ingreso para Medicaid o los programas de Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas (TANF, por sus siglas en inglés), sino para el Programa de Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas (SNAP). Contar este pago a corto plazo como un pago regular crearía una carga administrativa que podría provocar que se retire a los hogares del SNAP por un período corto y que puedan volver a ser elegibles cuando finalicen los pagos. Esto crearía una confusión innecesaria y la pérdida de beneficios para los hogares que eran elegibles para el SNAP antes de perder su empleo.“El SNAP es el programa de seguridad alimentaria más importante de la nación: proporciona nueve comidas por cada comida que proporciona un banco de alimentos”, dijo la Secretaria del Departamento de Servicios Humanos, Teresa Miller. “Mientras atravesamos este momento difícil, debemos estar seguros de que podemos aprovechar el programa SNAP plenamente para ayudar a los residentes de Pennsylvania a alimentarse a sí mismos y a sus familias. Es crucial que el Congreso y el USDA reconozcan el potencial de SNAP para ayudar a estabilizar tanto a los hogares necesitados como a las tiendas de alimentos y minoristas y apoyar el acceso a SNAP para quienes más lo necesitan”.El DHS continúa procesando solicitudes para el SNAP y alienta a las personas solas y familias que necesitan asistencia a realizar la solicitud en Internet en www.compass.state.pa.us. Las solicitudes de emergencia para el SNAP pueden ser expedidas en cinco días, y todos los residentes de Pennsylvania que se encuentren en una situación financiera difícil debido a los retos económicos de esta pandemia deben presentar una solicitud para saber si son elegibles para recibir asistencia.Los residentes de Pennsylvania que necesitan ayuda para alimentarse a sí mismos o a su familia también pueden encontrar y comunicarse con su banco de alimentos o despensa local a través de Feeding Pennsylvania (Alimentando a Pennsylvania) y de Hunger-Free Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania sin hambre) para acceder a los recursos de alimentos en su comunidad.Visite pa.gov para obtener la guía “Responding to COVID-19” (Respuesta a la COVID-19) o la página de Internet dedicada al coronavirus del Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania para obtener la información más actualizada sobre la COVID-19.La guía para los proveedores de DHS relacionada con la COVID-19 está disponible aquí.Vea la carta del Gobernador a la delegación del Congreso en PDF aquí o en Scribd.Vea la carta del Gobernador al Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos en PDF aquí o en Scribd.Ver esta página en inglés. Gobernador Wolf: El Congreso y el USDA deben tomar medidas para ayudar a la seguridad alimentaria durante la pandemia de COVID-19center_img April 28, 2020last_img read more