Poverty

Thumbnail unsplash woman cna size Abortion bill makes unlikely alliance of Bolivian clergy, feminists

Sucre, Bolivia, Mar 27, 2017 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bill in Bolivia that would allow abortions only for certain groups of women is uniting...

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Thumbnail adopt a family  Adopt-A-Family seeks volunteers to bring Christmas to Skid Row

On Dec. 17, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program will knock on the doors of at least 500 families living in the...

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Thumbnail lyndon johnson and martin luther king  jr.   voting rights act A king’s advice to the president

I believe it is no mere coincidence that the U.S. national holiday celebrating the inspiring life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 16) is...

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Thumbnail skyscraper credit maciej bledowski via wwwshutterstockcom cna A look at how businesses can help the poor

Businesses can care for both the poor and the created world by making decisions that focus on the human person and not merely profit, said Catholic...

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Thumbnail pope francis opens the holy doors at st peters basilica to begin the jubilee year of mercy dec 8 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 12 8 15 A pilgrimage for the poor to close out the Year of Mercy with Pope Francis

Thousands of poor and excluded men and women from across Europe will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity this November: a chance to celebrate...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 36198652 A political platform for all the people

During this month of political conventions, when America’s two major parties adopt platforms designed to further their particular goals, it’s clear...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 86443951 A resurrected vision for our suffering sick world

Although it is Easter season, for much of the world it still feels like Good Friday. Countless people throughout the world continue to carry...

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Thumbnail united states capitol credit phil roeder via flickr cc by 20 cna 2 4 15 As welfare reform turns 20, Catholics discuss its legacy

Washington D.C., Aug 24, 2016 / 12:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Welfare reform was one of the biggest United States legislative events of the 1990s, but...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 170866685 A war of the powerful against the weak

In many places throughout the world there is a widening gulf, chasm, gap between races, tribes, classes, cultures, economic factions, political...

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Thumbnail homelessness in los angles Beyond Numbers: Homelessness in Los Angeles

When things got really bad growing up in Inglewood, Rasheed Ali Claiborne’s single mom always told him and his four siblings to pray. Hard. Real...

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Thumbnail american flag credit kim hill via flickr cc by nd 20 filter added cna 6 22 15 Bishops to struggling families: we're with you

Washington D.C., Sep 5, 2016 / 04:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church stands with struggling families amidst poverty, unemployment, and opioid abuse...

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Thumbnail ds the bishops of italy in a solemn profession of faith in st peters basilica for their 65th general assembly may 23 2013 credit stephen drsicoll cna 4 cna 2 Care for poor rooted in Gospel, not communism, Pope affirms

In a March 31 interview with communications students, Pope Francis responded to previous accusations of being a communist, explaining that his...

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Thumbnail caritas Caritas launches powerful animated short to fight global hunger

Global Catholic relief agency Caritas Internationalis has launched a new video aimed at promoting awareness about the need to help one another in...

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Thumbnail children in haiti credit arindambanerjee shutterstock cna Catholics are bringing health care to one of the world's poorest countries

Port au Prince, Haiti, Mar 28, 2017 / 05:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas in...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 106877801 Child poverty and the family

In setting out to confront a problem, it’s necessary to understand its causes in order to apply realistic solutions. Child poverty in America...

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Thumbnail villagers in rwanda tend a community garden october 23 2013 credit michelle bauman cna cna 10 31 13 Church serves women 'the rest of the world has left behind'

Recent claims that the Catholic Church disregards women fail to acknowledge the Church’s critical work to support women and families around the...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims in st peters square during the wednesday general audience on may 28 2014 credit daniel ibez cna 7 cna 5 28 14 Compassion should be heart of financial, political decisions, Pope says

Vatican City, Jan 14, 2017 / 04:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Saturday warned of growing harmful trends throughout political and financial...

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Thumbnail la homeless count george thomas COUNTED: ‘Heartbreaking’ homeless numbers on Skid Row

We left the Los Angeles Mission’s 156,000-square-foot building at 303 East Fifth Street a little past 9 o’clock on Thursday evening, Jan. 28. Both...

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