Poverty

Christian Genocide Survivors
Deserve Support and Priority

COMMENTARY, February 20, 2017 -- When I visited Erbil, Iraq, in December with a congressional delegation determined to find out why Christians had often been excluded from U.S. aid programs, Archbishop Nicodemus Daoud of Mosul told us that Americans generally care more about endangered frogs than about endangered Christian communities. 


Rueters Columnist Demonstrates
Universal Application of
Church Social Teaching Principles
June 24, 2015 -- Rueters columnist, Edward Hadas, provides a good discussion of principles of Catholic social teaching, in the context of the Pope's new encyclical, "Laudato Si." As one reads, also consider the debt we have to future children in defending their right to be born into a family with their mothers and fathers united in marriage and the debt to current children and young adults to enable them to discover the truth about love, sexuality, marriage and family. The author demonstrates the universal application of principles of social teaching.


Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and Catholic convert circa 1916. Credit: Gobonobo wikimedia commons.Dorothy Day Had Nothing to Say
To This Theologian –
or So He Thought
FORT WAYNE, IN., June 20, 2015 -- Ever since entering the Church 27 years ago, theologian Lance Richey had always known about the Catholic social activist Dorothy Day in passing.


Pro-marriage Culture
Reduces Inequality,
Professor Says
- Church support for marriage among poor and middle class Americans can play a key role in combating income inequality and providing a good environment for children, a sociologist told the U.S. bishops.


Ignoring an Inequality Culprit:
Single-Parent Families
NEW YORK, April 20, 2014 -- Suppose a scientific conference on cancer prevention never addressed smoking, on the grounds that in a free society you can't change private behavior, and anyway, maybe the statistical relationships between smoking and cancer are really caused by some other third variable. Wouldn't some suspect that the scientists who raised these claims were driven by something—ideology, tobacco money—other than science?


-- Pope Francis’ appointment of new cardinals from distant and impoverished countries has helped bring the topic of pastoral care for those struggling in poverty to Vatican discussions.


-- Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said that the Catholic Church’s work in addressing poverty in the United States needs to be made “front and center” in people’s minds.


Two Classes, Divided by ‘I Do’
ANN ARBOR, MI, July 14, 2012 -- Jessica Schairer has so much in common with her boss, Chris Faulkner, that a visitor to the day care center they run might get them confused.


Proposed Rulemaking Threatens
Faith-Based Participation in Fed Housing Programs

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2011)——The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has urged the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) not to adopt a proposed regulation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories for which discrimination in HUD programs is prohibited.


Poverty --  The High Cost of Marriage Breakdown
ROME, September. 26, 2010 - The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest figures on income and poverty on Sept. 16. According to the report the official U.S. poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3%, up from 13.2% in 2008. In raw numbers this adds up to 43.6 million people in poverty in 2009, compared to 39.8 million in 2008.


Caritas Worker Killed in Darfur
DARFUR, Sudan, June 19, 2007 - A Caritas employee was shot and killed on his way home from work at a West Darfur refugee camp on Sunday.


Darfur Aid Workers Inhibited by Militias
ABATA, Sudan, APRIL 20, 2007 (Zenit.org).- While people living in displacement camps now have access to basic services, remote co mmunities in Darfur have received little humanitarian assistance because of continued security threats to aid workers.




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