Tag: poverty

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    By taking the name of one of the most revered figures in all Christianity, Pope Francis may be signalling that his papacy will prioritize caring for the “the least of these.” More

    March 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “The demise of Catholic schools has pained me for years,” says Karen Carbone. But now her family is part of the effort to turn a parish school around and offer what expensive independent schools do at a much lower price. More

    January 4, 2013 | Comments

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    Eating the week before Thanksgiving on a food stamp budget is an effort “to deepen our understanding about America,” says Rabbi Lenny Gordon. More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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    “The tradition of the prophets said whatever you are doing is not really working as long as there are people who are hungry, who are without clothing, who are without shelter. That’s how you judge a society.” More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch more of managing editor Kim Lawton’s interviews with former US Ambassador to the Vatican and co-chair of Catholics for Romney Jim Nicholson, and Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor with the Catholic Association. More

    September 4, 2012 | Comments

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    “I’m like Pope John XXIII,” says former priest and founder of MicroGrants, Joe Selvaggio. “They asked him what he wanted to do with his papacy, and he said, well, I’d like to see that the poor have a little less suffering in life.” More

    August 31, 2012 | Comments

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    “The contracts are usually written to protect the wealthy people who are commissioning the baby,” says University of Pennsylvania ethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan. More

    August 17, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from the July 2nd arrival of “Nuns on the Bus” on Capitol Hill and listen to Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, talk about the Ryan budget versus the nuns’ “faithful budget.” More

    July 3, 2012 | Comments

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    World Vision’s Vice President for Advocacy and Government Relations says the leaders attending this weekend’s G8 summit in Washington should invest in agricultural and nutrition programs to lift people out of poverty because “it’s the right thing to do, it’s the moral thing to do, and it’s the smart thing to do.” More

    May 17, 2012 | Comments

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    This award-winning economist is credited with bringing down Thailand’s HIV infection rate, lowering its high birth rate, reducing poverty rates, and championing sustainable development ideas that work in rural settings. More

    May 11, 2012 | Comments

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