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'Money has to serve, not rule!' Pope tells new ambassadors

May 16, 2013 - 05:47 am .- Pope Francis told the new ambassadors to the Holy See from Kyrgyzstan, Antigua and Barbuda, Luxembourg and Botswana to use money to serve and asked them to help reform the world economy along “ethical lines.”

Needs of the poor emphasized as fiscal cliff looms

Dec 29, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- With just days left in 2012, advocates for the poor are asking elected officials to avert the fiscal cliff and its potentially devastating effects on the economy.

Catholics see two sides to Michigan's new union limits

Dec 14, 2012 - 04:14 am .- Catholic commentators have weighed in on both sides of the controversial “right to work” labor bill in the longtime union stronghold of Michigan, with some warning that the law puts workers’ rights at risk while others say the bill reflects workers’ individual choices.

Cincinnati Catholic charities stress public-private partnership

Dec 6, 2012 - 02:24 am .- Leaders of 11 Catholic human services providers from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are calling on lawmakers to protect the poor from the “fiscal cliff” by safeguarding funding to the programs that serve those in need.

Fixing economic crisis requires financial and moral truth, priest says

Nov 29, 2012 - 01:33 pm .- The solution to the ongoing economic troubles is to adopt a worldview that combines both economic and moral truths, Father Robert Sirico said as he presented his new book.

Presidential debate reflects Catholic concerns over economy

Oct 4, 2012 - 05:38 pm .- Economic issues dominated the discussion at the first presidential debate of the election season, reflecting the widespread concern among Catholics, along with other American voters, about the national economy.

Speaker will connect national debt, anti-family hostility

Oct 4, 2012 - 04:02 am .- A Denver-area Catholic commentator sees a connection between the national debt crisis and the “growing hostility to faith, family and freedom,” but he also sees hope for change if the country “turns away from the path of economic and social self-destruction.”

Charity reports increase in poverty, inequality in Spain

Sep 21, 2012 - 04:09 pm .- Catholic charity Caritas' chapter in Spain has issued a new report showing that poverty, inequality and social injustice are on the rise in the European country.

Democratic convention emphasizes economy, contraception mandate

Sep 7, 2012 - 02:33 pm .- Providing economic security for the middle class and access to free contraception as a key part of women’s health care were major issues that dominated conversations at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Romney says economic plan will bring relief to families

Aug 31, 2012 - 03:30 pm .- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that America’s backbone of family, community and faith will be reinforced by initiatives to boost the economy and ease unemployment.

Spanish politicians implore Virgin Mary's help amid economic crisis

Aug 16, 2012 - 12:05 pm .- Various Spanish political leaders looked to the Virgin Mary on the Feast of the Assumption Aug. 15 to ask for help in bringing the country out of its worsening economic crisis.

Network invitation to spend day with poor only applies to Romney

Aug 15, 2012 - 01:57 am .- A Catholic social justice lobby that describes itself as “a progressive voice within the Catholic community” is asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to spend a day with those who serve the poor but it will not be extending a similar invitation to President Obama.

US bishops urge cooperative effort to renew economy

Aug 15, 2012 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops' point man on domestic justice issues has called for an economic renewal that places “working people and their families at the center of economic life.”

Spanish bishop urges donations for those affected by economic crisis

Aug 2, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian in Spain called on local priests and the laity to donate a portion of their salaries to Caritas for families affected by the country's economic crisis.

Spanish bishop voices support for fishermen amid economic crisis

Jul 18, 2012 - 04:04 pm .- On the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the patroness of fishermen, a Spanish bishop expressed solidarity with fishermen and their families amid the economic crisis affecting their industry.

Poverty in Spain comparable to post-war Europe, charity reports

Jun 6, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- Julio Beamonte, the director of Catholic charity Caritas in Madrid, warned that current poverty levels in Spain are rivaling those experienced in post-World War II Europe.

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