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Paulina Guzik- OSV News
The Dicastery for the Service of Charity, led by Polish Cardinal Krajewski, spent $2.2 million (2 million euros) in 2022 for humanitarian help in Ukraine.
FaithFaith in Focus
Eric Clayton
Defeating the lie that tells us we cannot truly help the poor
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John CarrKim Daniels
The expanded child tax credit kept millions of children out of poverty last year, but it expired amid partisan bickering. Making it permanent would be pro-family, pro-child, pro-life and anti-poverty.
Christopher Parker
Increased rates of malnourishment, greater discrimination against women and widening restrictions on religious freedom have contributed to a higher rate of material and spiritual poverty worldwide.
Pope Francis gives his homily on Nov. 13, 2022, during Mass for the World Day of the Poor in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In his homily for the sixth World Day of the Poor, the pope advised Christians not to yield to resignation but instead to “seize opportunities” to spread the Gospel and help the weakest.
The Associated Press
A Catholic priest who gained national fame as an activist has been asked to step away from his ministry while allegations that he sexually abused a minor decades ago are investigated.