Posts Tagged ‘Poor’

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

New Cardinal Barreto, protects environment defends poor

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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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?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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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

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

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:76 Franciscan nuns test positive at monastery in GermanyCaritas Italy, Jesuits suspend activities as Taliban…Nuns vow to dismantle human trafficking networksCOVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in Read more

Christians are more than twice as likely to blame a person’s poverty on lack of effort

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Which is generally more often to blame if a person is poor: lack of effort on their own part or difficult circumstances beyond their control? The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation asked 1,686 American adults to answer that question — and found that religion is a significant predictor of how Americans perceive poverty. Read more

Pope Francis’s concern about Trump focuses on poor

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Pope Francis’s concern about Donald Trump’s leadership focuses on poor people, especially refugees and migrants. If the President-elect hurts those on life’s margins, Francis says he will step in. Otherwise, he wants to give Trump a chance. Francis consistently shows concern for the poor and marginalised. On Friday, as the Jubilee Year of Mercy came Read more

Pope sounds warning about ignoring poor and going to hell

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

In a Lenten message strong on mercy, Pope Francis has warned the wealthy and powerful that if they ignore the poor, they risk hell. The Pope’s message for Lent 2016 warned about the corrupting influence of money and power. And it pointing out that caring for the poor, and not just praying for them, is Read more

Making a difference: the hidden poor of Appalachia

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Back in the mid-1980s, I was working as a director of religious education at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in western Maryland. That part of Maryland, like parts of 12 other U.S. eastern states – from Alabama to New York, and all of West Virginia – is part of the Appalachian Mountain region. In those days, Read more

Pope Francis, the poor and liberation theology

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

VATICAN CITY — Six months after becoming the first Latin American pontiff, Pope Francis invited an octogenarian priest from Peru for a private chat at his Vatican residence. Not listed on the pope’s schedule, the September 2013 meeting with the priest, Gustavo Gutiérrez, soon became public — and was just as quickly interpreted as a Read more