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A demonstration in favor of student debt forgiveneness near Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, April 3, 2021.

What to know about Biden’s student loan forgiveness program

Aug 29, 2022

By Edie Heipel

President Biden’s student loan forgiveness announcement last week unleashed a flurry of opinions from both sides of the political and... Read more

Cardinal says Italy is seeing a surge of ‘new poor’ amid the pandemic

Jan 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Italian cardinal said Tuesday the country is seeing a surge of “new poor” due to the coronavirus pandemic, and... Read more

Street outside a bank in Naples, Italy.

Italian bishop condemns mafia usury as ‘new slavery’ for families 

Jul 13, 2020

By Courtney Grogan

Bishop Giovanni D’Alise of the southern Diocese of Caserta issued the warning following reports that some parents had been forced... Read more

Cardinal Luis Tagle, now the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, at a Holy See press briefing, Oct. 9, 2015.

Cardinal urges that amid coronavirus the poor be released from 'tomb' of loans, debt

Apr 2, 2020

The coronavirus crisis is an opportunity for the wealthy, and wealthy countries, to forgive the debt of poor persons and... Read more

How the Catholic Church is fighting loan sharks in Texas

Oct 8, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Lenders charging exorbitant rates on payday loans in Arlington, Texas have a new force to contend with in their fight... Read more