Poverty

Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, visits the Hope and Peace Center for refugees near the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos May 8, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Gerard O’Connell May 13, 2019
By reconnecting the building to the power supply and breaking the seals that prevented the building from having power, the papal almoner broke the law. But he was unrepentant.
An overturned car burns during a protest demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Mario Ariza February 19, 2019
“The hour is serious, poverty is increasing; the common good is threatened,” Haiti’s bishops wrote. “The country is on the brink of collapse!”
Ellen K. Boegel February 07, 2019
We may not treat those who live on a park bench and Park Avenue as equals, but the Constitution reminds us that we should.
Pope Francis walks with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican Feb. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Filipe Domingues January 24, 2019
Soup lines are longer, more people depend on charities to get by, and more live on the streets or have joined the burgeoning populations of Argentina’s impoverished villas.
Judy Ann Eichstedt December 13, 2018
I was standing in the dumpster looking for food when I was overwhelmed by the thought that I am feeding my family garbage.
Brandon Sanchez December 04, 2018
Whether the site will be developed into luxury apartments or low-income housing remains the subject of contentious debate.