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In tough times, Catholics of Detroit provide 'voice of hope'

Aug 1, 2013 - 04:18 am .- In the wake of Detroit’s decision to file for bankruptcy, Catholics in the city are using a variety of venues to provide essential services to neighbors in need.

Chilean archbishop donates inheritance to help college students

Jul 8, 2013 - 11:03 am .- The archbishop of Concepcion, Chile, has donated a $50,000 inheritance to a Catholic university in the city to establish a food scholarship in memory of his late aunt.

US bishops' group approves $9 million in anti-poverty funds

Jun 18, 2013 - 02:14 am .- The domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has approved more than $9 million in grants to help alleviate poverty and injustice throughout the United States.

International bishops urge G8 leaders to remember the poor

Jun 4, 2013 - 01:19 pm .- Catholic bishops from across the world joined together to ask leaders of the G8 nations to consider the needs of the poor in developing countries across the globe.

Law professor says Christian sexual ethics will help poor

May 10, 2013 - 02:06 pm .- George Mason University law professor Helen Alvare challenged Catholics to courageously witness to the truth of the Church’s sexual teaching, because doing so will aid the poor.

Poverty linked to respect for life in Pope's book

Apr 29, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- In his newly translated book, Pope Francis proposes a Christ-centered understanding of human dignity that yields a comprehensive respect for life reaching from the unborn to the impoverished.

Pope thanks foundation for fighting material, spiritual poverty

Apr 11, 2013 - 08:55 am .- Pope Francis told members of The Papal Foundation that their contributions are helping combat “the many forms of material and spiritual poverty” present throughout the world.

Spending cuts will harm poor, warns Catholic agency

Feb 21, 2013 - 05:13 pm .- If members of Congress do not come to an agreement on a debt reduction proposal, the resulting spending cuts may threaten the lives of those in poverty, cautioned Catholic Relief Services.

Catholic thinkers debate government's role in helping poor

Jan 31, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In a recent debate, two Catholic commentators disagreed over how large a role government should play in exercising society's responsibility to assist the impoverished.

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.

In work with poor, Little Sisters trust in providence this winter

Dec 28, 2012 - 04:05 pm .- As the winter season continues, the Little Sisters of the Poor are relying on God's providence to help their care for the elderly poor, as they always have.

CRS Rice Bowl program has new internet component

Oct 18, 2012 - 02:03 am .- Catholic Relief Services has revamped its traditional Lenten anti-hunger Operation Rice Bowl program to allow participants to register their rice bowls on the internet as part of the campaign to feed the hungry.

NY bishops say government, private charities should ease poverty

Oct 3, 2012 - 02:03 am .- Church leaders in New York called for continued efforts by both government and private charities to address high levels of poverty while respecting the human dignity of the poor.

At convention, Ryan urges economic changes to decrease poverty

Aug 30, 2012 - 12:55 pm .- In an Aug. 29 speech at the Republican National Convention, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for fiscal responsibility as a key part of a moral response to the needs of the poor and unemployed.

Lay missionaries to the poor open new Denver headquarters

Aug 17, 2012 - 04:03 am .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver blessed and inaugurated the new Denver headquarters for Christ in the City, a missionary organization for college-aged young people who serve the poor and homeless.

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.

Leader of Catholic Relief Services emphasizes efforts to aid poor

Jun 20, 2012 - 02:32 am .- At the recent spring meeting of the U.S. bishops, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, highlighted the work that the charitable agency is doing around the world on behalf of the Church.

Denver missionaries' weekend event brings love to homeless youth

Jun 2, 2012 - 06:57 am .- Dozens of homeless young people in Denver are receiving food, clothing, and other essentials through "48 Hours," a new initiative being launched by the Catholic group Christ in the City.

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