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Catholic News Service
The material, cultural and spiritual poverties that exist in the world are a “scandal” that Christians are called to address by putting their God-given capacity for charity and love into action, Pope Francis said.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Senator Joe Manchin, who announced last week he would not run for re-election, blocked efforts to fight climate change and child poverty. That doesn’t make him a ‘centrist.’
OSV News
Ivonn Rivera is the winner of the Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership 2023 Award for her "leadership in fighting poverty and injustice in the United States through community-based solutions,”
The children of single mother Jessica Moreno of Wood Dale, Ill., (Julian, 16, Jenesis, 6, and Jayden, 12) are seen in an undated photo. Ms. Moreno used a series of $750-a-month checks under the temporarily expanded child tax credit program to rent an apartment for herself and her children and avoid becoming homeless. (CNS photo/courtesy Jessica Moreno)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
The child poverty rate was cut almost in half after an expansion of the child tax credit. So why did Congress, including many in the pro-life movement, let the expansion lapse?
FaithFaith and Reason
Leo Guardado
Gustavo Gutiérrez’s 'A Theology of Liberation' was first published in English 50 years ago. That first edition served as a primary introduction to a new way of doing theology and becoming church with the poor and insignificant.
A woman walks past a man sleeping on a sidewalk in Baltimore on June 6, 2023. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Richard A. Levins
Whether we think “they should get jobs” or “the government should take care of them,” too often we regard the poor dispassionately. The story of the good Samaritan is a better place to start.