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New USCCB social development director aims to fight poverty

Jun 17, 2014 - 07:53 pm .- The U.S. bishops have named Mark Rohlena, head of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, to direct the Office of Domestic Social Development for the U.S. bishops’ conference.

New evangelization must zero-in on poverty, lawyer says

Jun 12, 2014 - 06:19 pm .- The call of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis to connect the issues of poverty and the new evangelization has come not a moment too soon, George Mason law professor Helen Alvare told the U.S. bishops June 12.

Bishops embrace Pope Francis, Benedict in voting document

Jun 12, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- The updated voting guide issued by the U.S. bishops will maintain Church teaching as explained by both Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, said leading bishops at a recent gathering.

Despite improvements, still 'a long way to go' for US homeless

Jun 5, 2014 - 12:08 pm .- A new report on homelessness shows some improvements in the country's response to those who are without shelter, but also a need for continued work, said an advisor to the U.S. bishops.

Care for poor rooted in Gospel, not communism, Pope affirms

Apr 4, 2014 - 10:35 am .- In a March 31 interview with communications students, Pope Francis responded to previous accusations of being a communist, explaining that his preference for the poor is in fact based in the Gospel.

Cardinals bring 'voice of poor' to Vatican

Feb 23, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- Pope Francis’ appointment of new cardinals from distant and impoverished countries has helped bring the topic of pastoral care for those struggling in poverty to Vatican discussions.

Pope in WYD message: poverty leads us to true happiness

Feb 7, 2014 - 04:28 am .- In his message for the 29th WYD, Pope Francis draws his theme from the beatitude on poverty, emphasizing that it teaches us joy, as well as the proper attitude to have towards those who are poor.

Pope's Lenten message highlights poverty of Christ

Feb 4, 2014 - 06:06 am .- In his first message for the Lenten season, Pope Francis focuses on the poverty of Christ in becoming man, emphasizing that it is our duty to give the same humble witness in our care for the poor.

Pope reminds businesses of responsibility to help poor, vulnerable

Jan 28, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- Business leaders have an obligation to use their gifts to help the poor and vulnerable, working to promote equality and human dignity, said Pope Francis in a recent letter.

Papal almoner celebrates funeral for homeless man

Jan 14, 2014 - 04:23 pm .- Vatican officials held a funeral Mass on Jan. 10 for Alexander Pawlewski, a beggar who was often seen on the streets of Rome and died from exposure to the cold last month.

Group aims to ease US water poverty with Advent campaign

Dec 5, 2013 - 03:53 am .- A human rights organization is teaming up with a Catholic mission this Advent to help offer free, clean water to an area of the world that often gets overlooked when fighting water poverty: the United States.

DC Catholics help bring Thanksgiving dinner to the hungry

Nov 28, 2013 - 06:22 am .- Catholics in the nation’s capital are opening their hearts – and kitchens – to the poor, hungry and homeless in their neighborhoods for Thanksgiving this year.

Cardinals: poverty, religious freedom are part of Church's social message

Nov 12, 2013 - 01:52 am .- Pope Francis’ message of concern for the poor is one that is echoed in the U.S., as part of a robust Catholic social teaching that cares for immigrants, the unborn and the religiously persecuted, said two cardinals.  

Springfield diocese offering free legal aid to those in need

Oct 17, 2013 - 02:03 am .- An Illinois diocese is launching a volunteer legal services program for the poor in need of legal counsel for civil matters, its bishop announced.

Health and development non-profit expands work to Peru

Oct 17, 2013 - 12:31 am .- An Arizona-based international development organization has announced its expansion into Peru to help impoverished rural families who live near the famous Incan sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Pope to auction Harley Davidson motorcycle to benefit homeless

Oct 16, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Pope Francis has donated his Harley Davidson motorcycle to be sold to raise money for a hostel and soup kitchen that serves Rome’s homeless.

Italian pastor donates used car to Pope Francis

Sep 10, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- An Italian pastor has donated a used Renault 4 with 186,000 miles to Pope Francis, in response to the exhortation he made to priests and seminarians in July to live simply and humbly.

New encyclical to clarify poverty vows, cardinal says

Sep 5, 2013 - 04:12 am .- A new encyclical that is being written by Pope Francis will help address how to live out a vow of poverty in the modern world, according to one cardinal.

Pope donates 100,000 euros to poor dioceses in Argentina

Aug 15, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- Pope Francis has sent a message to Catholics in Argentina encouraging them to “unceasingly” reach out to help those in need by participating in a national collection on Sunday, Sept. 8.

Teens pack 100,000 meals for poor in Africa

Aug 2, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Participants at a youth conference in Atlanta helped feed the hungry of Burkina Faso, Africa, by volunteering to package more than 100,000 meals.

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