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Peter J. Smith - OSV News
U.S. bishops met for a plenary assembly to discuss various topics including mental health, poverty and youth ministry, as well as hearing proposals from the National Review Board on how to combat sex abuse in the church.
FaithShort Take
Richard L. Wood
For 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has served as one of the church’s primary investments in fighting poverty. The U.S. bishops must reaffirm their support for this initiative.
Listen to Gemma’s homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B, in which she explains how her experience of poverty in Brazil gave radical significance to Christ’s words: “Make your home in me as I make mine in you.”
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,”