Tag: Poverty

Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

| July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

“Everybody’s just going hungry,” said Father Greg Schaffer, pastor of Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela, who last month was named vicar general of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana. “You go to the grocery store and the shelves are bare.”

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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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Blankets of love

Blankets of love

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Women gather at Hastings parish to bring warmth to those in need

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Nonprofit hosts mission trip for Cristo Rey students

Nonprofit hosts mission trip for Cristo Rey students

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Grace Strangis has a heart for children living in poverty — especially poverty in post-war environments amid broken governments. Poverty, Strangis explained, that’s tangible.

“I don’t think people understand poverty until they live it, feel it, smell it,” she said.

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Copeland’s words signal core of faith, archdiocese’s future

Copeland’s words signal core of faith, archdiocese’s future

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 8, 2015

“Come and soak the feet of the poor with me.”

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Basilica partnership brings affordable housing to north side

Basilica partnership brings affordable housing to north side

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Where Broadway Avenue bends in north Minneapolis from its straight westerly direction to head northwest, a new apartment building — West Broadway Crescent — matches the curve in the street.

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Special campaign promotes East Side Pride in St. Paul

Special campaign promotes East Side Pride in St. Paul

| Jennifer Janikula | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parishes across the United States will amplify the voice of the poor when they collect donations for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development during Masses on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

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Knights of Malta have commitment to ‘the Lord’s poor’

Knights of Malta have commitment to ‘the Lord’s poor’

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Volunteering at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul is a way for Steve Hawkins to fulfill both his baptismal call and his service in the Knights of Malta, a 900-year-old lay religious order that is active in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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This band of brothers seeks to defend life, serve the poor

This band of brothers seeks to defend life, serve the poor

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A small group of men went to Mass regularly at Assumption in St. Paul back in the early 1980s. The 20-something guys, numbering less than half a dozen, were not trying to draw attention to themselves.

But, they were being noticed by other regular Mass goers at the downtown St. Paul church.

After a short time, they became known as “the brothers.” This, plus the leading of the Holy Spirit, got them to thinking about establishing something more formal.

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Mary’s Place expands to help more families

Mary’s Place expands to help more families

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mary Jo Copeland plans to retire “when I get to heaven.”

Until then, the founder of Sharing and Caring Hands said her reverence for Jesus and his people is keeping her at the work she began in 1985, including the latest project, just approved by the Minneapolis Planning Commission and by the city council.

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World Cup shines attention on more than soccer

World Cup shines attention on more than soccer

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The competition is giving some Catholic groups the opportunity to raise awareness about a problem that’s prominent in many of the World Cup’s competing countries, one that no soccer fan is cheering: the scourge of persistent poverty and its debilitating effects.

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Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

| March 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Julie Gergen leaned in toward the window of her seventh-floor apartment on the northwest edge of downtown Minneapolis to take in the view.

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