A Vatican official called on the international community to work together to combat poverty amid drastic increase in hunger and malnutrition due to the coronavirus.
Women religious working “on the front lines,” exposed to the coronavirus continue to care for the communities they minister.
Three people discuss the challenges in supporting and protecting the range of pro-life values.
Catholic advocates for poor people decried a new federal rule tightening work requirements that determine eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The poor are the church’s treasure because they give every Christian a chance to “speak the same language as Jesus, that of love,” Pope Francis said, celebrating Mass for the World Day of the Poor.
“It’s a term that history has loaded to the breaking point,” says one theology professor, noting that “it’s important to unpack social justice, especially given our heightened political climate.”
The Trump administration is weighing a plan that uses a different definition of inflation to determine who lives in poverty and who does not.
In the message, the pope called for Christians to understand the importance of embracing and assisting the poor, oppressed and outcast.