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A boy stands beside a CRS vehicle in the village of Katooke in western Uganda. Photo by CRS staff.

Spending cuts will harm poor, warns Catholic agency

Feb 21, 2013

If members of Congress do not come to an agreement on a debt reduction proposal, the resulting spending cuts may... Read more

The debate was hosted by the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought on Jan. 28, 2012.

Catholic thinkers debate government's role in helping poor

Jan 31, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

In a recent debate, two Catholic commentators disagreed over how large a role government should play in exercising society's responsibility... Read more

Markets Watch Developments In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations.

Needs of the poor emphasized as fiscal cliff looms

Dec 29, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

With just days left in 2012, advocates for the poor are asking elected officials to avert the fiscal cliff and... Read more

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

Dec 28, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

As the winter season continues, the Little Sisters of the Poor are relying on God's providence to help their care... Read more

CRS Rice Bowl program has new internet component

Oct 18, 2012

Catholic Relief Services has revamped its traditional Lenten anti-hunger Operation Rice Bowl program to allow participants to register their rice... Read more

Homeless shelter at lunch time (File Photo).

NY bishops say government, private charities should ease poverty

Oct 3, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Church leaders in New York called for continued efforts by both government and private charities to address high levels of... Read more

Delegates to the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa, Fla. listen to speakers.

At convention, Ryan urges economic changes to decrease poverty

Aug 30, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

In an Aug. 29 speech at the Republican National Convention, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for fiscal responsibility as a... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila speaks to a Christ in the City missionary after the blessing of the new headquarters on Aug. 15, 2012.

Lay missionaries to the poor open new Denver headquarters

Aug 17, 2012

By Peter Zelasko, Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver blessed and inaugurated the new Denver headquarters for Christ in the City, a missionary... Read more

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (L) greet supporters during a campaign event at the Waukesha Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Waukesha, Wis.

Network invitation to spend day with poor only applies to Romney

Aug 15, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A Catholic social justice lobby that describes itself as “a progressive voice within the Catholic community” is asking Republican presidential... Read more

Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services.

Leader of Catholic Relief Services emphasizes efforts to aid poor

Jun 20, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

At the recent spring meeting of the U.S. bishops, Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services,... Read more

Members of Christ in the City participate in StreetBeatz. Courtesy of Christ in the City.

Denver missionaries' weekend event brings love to homeless youth

Jun 2, 2012

Dozens of homeless young people in Denver are receiving food, clothing, and other essentials through "48 Hours," a new initiative... Read more