Bishops Renew Antipoverty Campaign

With 15 percent of all Americans, including nearly 1 out of 4 children, living in poverty, the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is renewing its poverty awareness campaign, Poverty USA, with a revamped Web site and a social media campaign encouraging participation in Poverty Awareness Month in January. “Our culture of life begins with a love that binds us to the hopes and joys, the struggles and the sorrows of people, especially those who are poor or any way afflicted,” said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, Calif., chairman of the bishops’ domestic antipoverty effort, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. “We march with immigrant families toward a society made stronger and safer by their inclusion. We embrace the mother and her unborn child, giving to both of them hope and opportunity. We measure our own health by the quality of care we give to those most vulnerable. We labor with those whose work is burdensome.”

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