Tag: Poverty

Ahead of G-20 meeting, Caritas urges debt relief for poor countries

Ahead of G-20 meeting, Caritas urges debt relief for poor countries

| July 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

As finance ministers representing the world’s wealthiest countries prepare to meet online, Caritas Internationalis echoed Pope Francis’ call for debt relief to poor countries reeling from war, poverty and the coronavirus pandemic.

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As Latin America becomes center of pandemic, churches confront hunger

As Latin America becomes center of pandemic, churches confront hunger

| Barbara Fraser | June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Diego Ramirez, a single father in a rural village in southern Guatemala, worked in a restaurant and kept a chicken farm, selling the birds in a market to support his three daughters.

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Lent, ‘the least of these’ and our parents

Lent, ‘the least of these’ and our parents

| Jonathan Liedl | March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lent is marked by prayer and fasting, but also “almsgiving,” or works of mercy. Regarding this final category, Christ’s words in Matthew 25:40 are a clear foundation: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

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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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Lack of progress fighting hunger is shameful, pope says

Lack of progress fighting hunger is shameful, pope says

| Anne Condodina | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world’s poor, Pope Francis said.

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U.S. reports poverty declines, but agencies finding needs remain great

U.S. reports poverty declines, but agencies finding needs remain great

| Dennis Sadowski | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The good news from the U.S. Census Bureau Sept. 12 was that the poverty rate dropped for the third straight year in 2017 and median family incomes ticked up 1.8 percent to nearly $61,400.

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Housing gap to remain a key poverty factor past 2020

Housing gap to remain a key poverty factor past 2020

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hope LaDuke stood in the wind near a concrete sound barrier along Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis Aug. 1. All of her belongings were stacked under a plastic tarp that measured roughly 5 feet square, and she pulled out a blanket that she would sleep under that night.

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We are all responsible for helping the poor

We are all responsible for helping the poor

| Anne Krisnik | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Minnesota is ranked the second-best state in the nation overall (after Iowa). This is according to new overall state rankings by U.S. News and World Report, which are based on more than 75 metrics including economy, education, opportunities and quality of life.

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Ryan visits Texas Catholic agency to see solutions to poverty firsthand

Ryan visits Texas Catholic agency to see solutions to poverty firsthand

| Susan Moses | April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, has been studying poverty at the federal level from Washington, but he took a few hours to learn what poverty looks like on the front lines with a visit to Catholic Charities Fort Worth April 3.

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MCC’s 2018 legislative agenda shows relationship between issues

MCC’s 2018 legislative agenda shows relationship between issues

| February 6, 2018 | 1 Comment

Adkins identified two themes — fighting the commodification of the human person and caring for “our common home” — that will shape the crux of the MCC’s work this session.

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Survey: Women say Eucharist, helping poor is what it means to be Catholic

Survey: Women say Eucharist, helping poor is what it means to be Catholic

| Beth Griffin | January 25, 2018 | 3 Comments

American Catholic women are increasingly disengaged from the church although they remain affiliated and say helping the poor and receiving the Eucharist are the most important aspects of what it means to be Catholic.

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Foundation’s forum series to address education, millennials, women’s poverty

Foundation’s forum series to address education, millennials, women’s poverty

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In devising the series, Miller said CCF took insights from its donors, who often ask about the community’s greatest needs and how they can respond to them with their time, talent and treasure.

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