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Ignoring the poor falsifies the Gospel, Pope Francis says in message

VATICAN CITY — Christians must not underestimate the importance of embracing and assisting the poor, oppressed and outcast, Pope Francis said. Not only did Jesus...

St. John the Beloved partners with Community of Christ Church to...

WILMINGTON --By collecting food and clothing donations from members of the parish, St. John the Beloved Outreach provided necessities for more than 50 families...

Catholic leaders object to proposed changes in SNAP federal nutrition program

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined representatives of two leading Catholic charitable organizations in calling on a federal agency to withdraw...

Pope calls on world leaders to eradicate poverty, hunger

ROME — Sustainable development in rural areas is key to making poverty and hunger a thing of the past, Pope Francis said. In an address...

Work together to change the root cause of poverty: Andrew Zampini

By ANDREW ZAMPINI January in our Church is known as Poverty Awareness Month. So, how do we become more informed (aware) about poverty and what do...

The rich and the richly blessed

I can identify, a little at least, with the rich young man to whom Jesus says "sell what you have and give to ...

Listen to those in need, pope says in World Day of...

VATICAN CITY — How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing...

Everyone must have affordable health care, Vatican official says

VATICAN CITY — Everyone should have access to essential health services and no one should have to fall into poverty to obtain needed care,...

Pilgrims brave dangerous neighborhoods to pray at Trinidad shrine

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — From May to October, hundreds of pilgrims brave heavy rains, high winds or scorching heat to attend Marian devotions at Trinidad...

Poverty, violence hinder progress for many women, says nuncio at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — Conditions in many parts of the world force women and girls to bear the burden of carrying out everyday chores for...

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