First-Ever Vincentian Student Consortium Convenes At Niagara University Given the distance between them, it’s not too often that students attending the three Vincentian universities in North America have an opportunity to convene and talk about the issues of poverty, social justice and human rights. Yet such a meeting took place April 12-14, as the Institute [...]
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Third Sunday of Easter (C), April 14, 2013 – Acts 5:27b-32, 40b-41; Rev 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19 Many qualify as promising Pope Francis’ elevation. I myself have the fond hope that his gestures of simplicity, humility, poverty and love for the poor will stop dead in their tracks those Catholics who have concluded that the farther [...]
Someone has need of it! Depaul UK launches its Spare Room Campaign in response to the dramatic rise in youth homelessness. The campaign sees Depaul UK team up with local charities across the country to call on the 7.5 million households nationwide who have a spare room to consider making it available to a young [...]
Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops critiqued federal budget proposals for their suggested cuts to social aid programs, which they said would harm the poor and vulnerable. “The moral measure of this budget debate is not which party wins or which powerful interests prevail, but rather how those who are jobless, hungry, homeless [...]
Reuters reports in an article “Pope Francis wants Church to be poor, and for the poor”… “(The Pope) recalled how on Wednesday night, as he was receiving more and more votes in the conclave, the cardinal sitting next to him, Claudio Hummes of Brazil, comforted him “as the situation became dangerous”. After the voting reached the two-thirds [...]
The game isn’t about angry birds, but impoverished Americans — and the economic realities they face. It’s about the realities of fiscal cliffs, sequester, or whatever name you chose for the realities faced by millions. During an ice storm last month that kept U.S. Rep. David Price grounded at his home in his Durham, N.C., [...]
To End Extreme Poverty, Let’s Try Ending Extreme Wealth The world’s wealthy gathered in the Alps recently to discuss how to ‘solve’ the world’s problems. The world’s biggest problem, suggests one top global anti-poverty outfit, may be their fortunes. Sam Pizzigati writes…Apologists for inequality have a standard retort to anyone who calls for a more equal [...]
Vincent de Paul reports surge in calls from ‘a forgotten layer of society’ Irish TImes St Vincent de Paul volunteers are at the coalface in the fight against poverty Today, the Society of St Vincent de Paul( svp.ie) release its figures for the number of people who contacted its offices for help in 2012. For the first [...]
“In Bangladesh, the camera crew slept on mats in huts, side-by-side with villagers who are using micro-lending to pull themselves out of abject poverty. In the county jail in Benton Harbor, Michigan, they were behind bars with the inmates — mothers whose lives, and the lives of their children, have been blighted by drugs. In [...]
Ozanam fund hoping that school will help raise people out of povertyOntario’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul has launched an education program as it continues to evolve from a purely charitable organization to one that can fundamentally change lives. The Ozanam Education Fund Program, named after the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s founder Frederic [...]
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