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University Students Take Action Against Homelessness and Hunger

Recently I was blessed to talk with leaders in the Dominican University community who organize the Dominican Hunger Banquet, a recipient of the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Grant…

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Internship with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic? Interested in fighting poverty? Intern with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) CCHD provides grants to self-help projects developed by grassroots groups of empowered poor persons who…

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Organize, Strategize, and Energize for Justice in Chicago

Go in peace to love and to serve the Lord! Most of us hear that phrase at least once a week at the dismissal after mass.  As we know, Christ’s…

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Lent: The Season of Free Stuff

Pray, Fast, Give Alms It’s that time of year again when the Church gives out free stuff – ashes on Ash Wednesday, palms on Palm Sunday – or, as…

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Now you See it, Now you Don’t: Experiences of Poverty

Well over an hour had passed since I exited the interstate.  The windy county road navigating the edge of rocky mountain foothills was both picturesque and treacherous.  Mud fresh…

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A Faith Engaged with the World

Called to be engaged with reality January is Poverty Awareness Month. As followers of Christ we are called to be deeply engaged with our world. In the gospels, Jesus…

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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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The Year of the Sacraments

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

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