Tag: Poor

Vatican opens medical clinic for the homeless

Vatican opens medical clinic for the homeless

| Cindy Wooden | December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just before Christmas the Vatican announced it had opened a new medical clinic for the homeless and the poor, expanding services previously offered in a small space just outside St. Peter’s Square.

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Temporary mobile health clinic for the poor opens in St. Peter’s Square

Temporary mobile health clinic for the poor opens in St. Peter’s Square

| Carol Glatz | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

As workers were getting St. Peter’s Square ready for this year’s Nativity scene, nearby a large mobile health care facility was set up and running to serve the city’s homeless and poor.

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Bishop echoes pope: The poor’s plight is ‘the Gospel, pure and simple’

Bishop echoes pope: The poor’s plight is ‘the Gospel, pure and simple’

| Mark Pattison | August 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The statement, “Just Wages and Human Flourishing,” dated Labor Day, Sept. 3 this year, was released Aug. 30.

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The Lord hears the cry of the newborn

The Lord hears the cry of the newborn

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s as loud as a fire alarm (except it goes off 20 times a day). It screeches like fingernails down a chalkboard. And rather than fleeing to escape it, we’re supposed to run right toward it.

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Concern rises over impact of expected tax cuts on programs for the poor

Concern rises over impact of expected tax cuts on programs for the poor

| October 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

Tax policy is not a simple matter. It almost never has been and may not ever be.

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Peter Claver vs. Immanuel Kant

Peter Claver vs. Immanuel Kant

| Bishop Robert Barron | September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

One of the greatest heroes of the social justice wing of the Church is, quite rightly, the 17th-century “slave of the slaves,” St. Peter Claver. Born in Barcelona, Claver joined the Society of Jesus and was known, even as a young man, as a person of deep intelligence and piety.

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The blessed poor

The blessed poor

| Liz Kelly | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jeremiah is homeless. He is a slight man and slanted to the right. Some days he has a pronounced limp — arthritis in the knee. He’s lost most of his teeth. I first met Jeremiah some time ago on my way into work at my highway exit where he stands and holds a cardboard sign at the stoplight: “Homeless, hungry.” One day I rolled down my window, asked his name and offered him a few dollars that he accepted with a two-tooth grin. He asked my name and we shook hands. He thanked me and blessed me and the light turned green.

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Dewane: Budget ‘moral document’; House bill puts poor in ‘real jeopardy’

Dewane: Budget ‘moral document’; House bill puts poor in ‘real jeopardy’

| Julie Asher | July 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

The U.S. House budget resolution “will place millions of poor and vulnerable people in real jeopardy” because it reduces deficits “through cuts for human needs” and by trying to slash taxes at the same time, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee.

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McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor

McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

While the controversial opening of a McDonald’s near the Vatican may not have all local residents singing, “I’m lovin’ it,” the popular fast food chain is trying to do its part in the neighborhood by helping the poor and the hungry.

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The vocation of the public servant

The vocation of the public servant

| Jason Adkins | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 90th session of the Minnesota Legislature began Jan. 3. Dozens of first-term lawmakers are included among its 201 members.

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Pope reportedly says he won’t judge Trump but will watch impact on poor

Pope reportedly says he won’t judge Trump but will watch impact on poor

| Cindy Wooden | November 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

The day before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Pope Francis said he would make no judgments about the candidate and was interested only in the impact his policies would have on the poor.

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To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

How Christians treat the poor is the clearest demonstration of their relationship with God, Pope Francis insisted.

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