Poverty

“In a world where there is such great wealth, so many resources for giving food to everyone, it is impossible to understand how there could be so many hungry children, so many children without education, so many poor people! ” “We must all think about whether we can become a little poorer. This is something we must all do. How I can become a little poorer to be more like Jesus…” ~ Pope Francis
 
imagesA basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first. (USCCB, Seven Themes of Catholic Social Justice)

Today, more than 46 million people in America are living below the poverty line — far more than the population of our largest state. This is POVERTY USA, our largest state. -USCCB



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