Posts Tagged ‘Poor’

Judging the signs of the times Comments 0

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
signs of the times

In the Gospel of Matthew, there is a scene where the Pharisees and Sadducees, in their desire to test Jesus, ask him to show them a sign. In reply to them, Jesus says that in the morning when the sky is red and threatening you say that today it will be stormy. “You know how Read more

Eucharist is not enough to save us Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The other day I went to get a haircut after the last 2 months in lockdown (I didn’t trust the others in my ‘bubble’ to give me a haircut!). As I entered the shop to see my old friend and barber, I noticed – further along the street – the blanket-covered body of someone sleeping Read more

Guided by the world’s poor Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018
poor

Sunday Nov. 18 was the International Day of the Poor. This is not a celebration of poverty equated with that type misery that should be eradicated, but of poor women and men who cannot be eradicated, because they are people. Christ told us the poor will always be with us. But why? We always imagine Read more

Catholics and Buddhists working together Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Poor and homeless people are benefiting from a collective effort made by US Catholics and Buddhists. The Green Affordable Housing Project is uniting Catholics and Buddhists in three US cities to provide a home for poor and homeless people. Read more Related Posts:‘Crazy’ response to Whangārei homeless centreAuckland church struggles with cost of housing homelessLuxury Read more

Pope’s Climate Warning to Oil-Gas Executives: ‘There is No Time to Lose’ Comments 0

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
war

Challenging world oil executives to recognise the urgent environmental need to quickly transition from fossil fuel extraction and burning, to clean energy production, Pope Francis called them to take to heart that “Civilization requires energy, but energy must not destroy civilization.” Gathering the heads of some of the world’s largest oil and gas corporations – Read more

Why people are poor Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Migrants and Refugees

The world produces enough food to adequately feed every single person. People are not poor because there aren’t enough resources to go around. Among the major reasons poverty exists are unemployment, underemployment, lack of health care and education, hunger, homelessness, undocumented immigration status, climate change and war. But a strong case can be made that Read more

New Cardinal Barreto, protects environment defends poor Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018
barreto environment poor

Pope Francis has named Peruvian Archbishop Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno of Huancayo, who works defending the environment and who advocates living a life in harmony with nature, as one of 14 new cardinals. “The whole church must become ecological because every Christian needs to live his or her life in harmony with nature and with Read more

What did Pope Francis mean when he said the unborn and the poor are equally sacred? Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
abortion poor

When Pope Francis insisted that the lives of the unborn and of the poor are “equally sacred,” he was not trying to shift the focus of Catholics from fighting abortion to fighting poverty, he was trying to show they are part of the same battle, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Read more

The Catholic Church’s first World Day of the Poor Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017
Child labour

When was the last time you shared a meal with a poor person? For Pope Francis, it was just a couple of weeks ago. On Nov. 19, the Holy Father celebrating the first World Day of the Poor broke bread with not only one poor person, but with some 1,200 poor brothers and sisters (see Read more

Legal forum for poor created by priests, nuns Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

In India Christian priests and nuns working in legal the profession have created a forum to help them bring justice to the poor and downtrodden. Read more Related Posts:Underground ‘rent a priest’ service illegalImmigration advocate who has performed abortions…Poor people a resource not a problem says PopeParish priests are called upon to support marriages