Jan 17, 2017 - 03:55 am .- Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal, Canada. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol and drugs, with a future so bleak, he considered ending his own life.
Jan 4, 2017 - 03:12 am .- Dawn breaks in the city of Santiago de Chile. Amid the hustle and bustle of the waking city, a narrow wooden door welcomes in the “dear brothers of the street,” as they are affectionately called.
Dec 17, 2016 - 08:53 pm .- There’s a Christmas reason to speak always about the poor and about mercy, Pope Francis told a benefit concert Saturday.
Nov 23, 2016 - 06:08 am .- Some of the greatest challenges to ending hunger worldwide are “fragile states” threatened by instability, conflict, and climate change, a new humanitarian report says.
Nov 16, 2016 - 12:05 am .- While rarely talked about, Neglected Tropical Diseases are the most widespread ailment among the world's poorest of the poor – yet also ironically the most prevalent in top global economies, experts say.
Nov 11, 2016 - 04:06 pm .- Those who are homeless, both those who live on the streets and those who move from place to place, need active charity from Christians, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has said.
Oct 19, 2016 - 04:35 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that while donating money to charity might make us feel good, seeing real poverty in the flesh is a challenge we have to face, rather than trying to avoid it.
Oct 4, 2016 - 01:16 pm .- St. Francis of Assisi is widely known for his life of poverty and love of creation. But there’s a lesser-known side to the friar as well – a side that showed a deep reverence for the Eucharist and attentive care to the sacred vessels at Mass.
Sep 27, 2016 - 04:33 pm .- Tanya Cangelosi never imagined that she would one day be bringing homeless people on pilgrimages to Rome. And Shyla Montoya never thought that she would someday go on a pilgrimage to Rome.
Sep 4, 2016 - 03:27 pm .- On the occasion of the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Pope Francis has decided to offer a pizza lunch to 1,500 poor and needy people cared for by the Missionaries of Charity throughout Italy.
Aug 19, 2016 - 05:07 pm .- Friday, August 19 is World Humanitarian Day, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008. The day “honors those, who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those, who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions,” the U.N. has stated.
Aug 17, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- After riots last weekend in Milwaukee brought long-standing social tensions to the surface, Catholic leaders are calling for prayer first and foremost, but also action to promote justice.
Jul 6, 2016 - 07:27 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis met with a group of poor and disabled pilgrims, calling them the “treasures of the Church,” and entrusting them with the special task of praying for the proud, greedy, vain and hypocrites.
Jun 13, 2016 - 05:50 am .- In a world where information is brought instantly to our fingertips, society is becoming increasingly anesthetized to the suffering brought about by poverty, Pope Francis told the United Nations' World Food Programme.
Jun 11, 2016 - 06:14 am .- After U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a task force on poverty this, Catholic leaders and economists weighed in, saying that it was a good starting point, but that more needed to be done.
May 12, 2016 - 04:21 pm .- It's not a social justice issue that tops most Catholic's priorities, but it needs to be, legal experts are saying. The problem? How much money you have – or don't – makes every difference in how you're represented in court.
May 3, 2016 - 04:48 pm .- Thousands of poor and excluded men and women from across Europe will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity this November: a chance to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Rome with Pope Francis.
Mar 22, 2016 - 12:13 am .- Businesses can care for both the poor and the created world by making decisions that focus on the human person and not merely profit, said Catholic leaders at a conference on Thursday.
Oct 11, 2015 - 04:20 pm .- Global efforts to fight poverty, protect the environment and make decisions about the economy must all be connected by the common thread of promoting human dignity, a Holy See representative told a United Nations body this week.
Oct 8, 2015 - 03:45 am .- Lenders charging exorbitant rates on payday loans in Arlington, Texas have a new force to contend with in their fight against regulation: the bishops of the Catholic Church.