Posts Tagged ‘Poor’

Stop and speak to the poor

Monday, November 16th, 2020
world day of the poor

Archbishop Jason Gordon has called on citizens to stretch a helping hand to at least one person in need, saying the poor are not objects or statistics. Gordon, the Archbishop of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, said, “Find someone you know, reach out to one poor person. Not just to give money, but stop, Read more

Wealth tax and negative interest hit retired and poor

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
retired and poor

Retired and poor New Zealanders are most likely to feel the impact of negative interest rates. Increased inequality and a worsening of the wealth gap are likely outcomes of the Official Cash Rate (OCR) falling below zero, warn ASB economists. The ASB warns that from a longer-term perspective zero interest rates could actually create wider Read more

Infrastructure overspend: Laos electricity grid now owned by China

Monday, September 14th, 2020
laos

For almost a decade, Laos has been warned that its extravagant spending spree on infrastructure carried enormous financial risks that threatened to undermine its sovereignty and efforts to raise living standards among the poor. Those warnings fell on deaf ears as Vientiane — hell-bent on becoming the “Battery of Asia” — borrowed heavily and built Read more

Can you be good without God?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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Educated people who live in rich countries are far less likely to say belief in God is necessary for good morals, according to a massive new survey of 38,000 people in 34 countries. The survey, released Monday by the Pew Research Center, revealed a gaping “God gap” between relatively rich and poor countries. In Kenya, Read more

Judging the signs of the times

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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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

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

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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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

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:Homeless need permanent homes, builders need workA homeless man bluffed his way into Read more

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

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
human family

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

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