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Aborting Poverty

Is there REALLY a choice? Would you believe that nearly 70% of all abortions in the United States are had by women experiencing poverty? According to the Guttmacher institute,…

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The Church Battles

“The Church continually combats all forms of poverty, because as Mother she is concerned that each and every person be able to live fully in dignity as a child…

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Our Faith Response to Poverty

How are we, as a faith community, called to address poverty? In this recording, we cover the mindset of how we perceive “the poor” in our tradition, our response…

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Poverty is the Flesh of the Poor Jesus

“In its various forms – material deprivation, unjust oppression, physical and psychological illness and death – human misery is the obvious sign of the inherited condition of frailty and…

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Human Trafficking Panel

Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world and the second largest criminal enterprise behind drugs. And it is rampant here in America. Many people…

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Building Secure Families

The Reality of Poverty The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. Families gather around the dining table to discuss the days’ happenings and the…

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Rice Bowl 2015 Sneak Peek

February 18th begins our 2015 Rice Bowl Lenten Journey! Here’s what we’ve got in store this year! Check out our Rice Bowl page for ways for you to get involved!

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Giving a Voice to the Cry of the Poor

“The Church shows forth this preferential care for the poor by making it the first object of our attention every year. Moreover, this focus on the care of the…

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2015 Art Contest

The Multimedia Youth Art Contest is a great opportunity for your students (grades 7-12) to learn about poverty in the United States, connect with local anti-poverty programs, and use…

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2015

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. It is estimated that more than 20 million men, women and children around the world are victims of human trafficking. The…

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The Year of the Sacraments

This is the year to encounter Christ more deeply in the sacraments!

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