A simple story that describes what it is like to be poor.
Popes Benedict and Francis call us to imitate God who reached out to us an invited all of us to sit at the table.
Since September 2017, I’ve had the opportunity to intern for the Congregation of the Mission, Vincentian Family at the...
This month, Pope Francis declared the Jubilee Year of Mercy commencing on December 8, and in a few short days, January marks Poverty Awareness Month as sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). As Vincentians, focused on ways to minimize and...
Two posts concerning writing and speaking about poverty caught my eye. So much depends upon where you stand. The first piece by well-known author Barbara Ehrenreich laments the fact that only the moderately well-to-do can afford to write about poverty. The second...
This report provides a new understanding of the growing ways in which those in poverty are disproportionately targeted, marginalized, and prosecuted.
How Expensive It Is to Be Poor The Pew Research Center released a study that found that most wealthy Americans believed “poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return.”
The saddest thing in the world is not poverty; it’s loss of dignity
Hunger Games – A Walmart alert! … The report, named Walmart’s Hunger Games, links Walmart’s business practices to the hunger of its workers.
Donna Beegle grew up in generational poverty, could not read a newspaper at 28 yet now has a Ph.D. Watch the video of her keynote address at the 2014 St. Vincent de Paul National Assembly in Atlanta.
Niagara U students challenged to solve poverty – Niagara University is putting its money (10k) where its mouth is when it comes to issues of poverty.
“My humanity is bound up in yours.” So writes Meghan Clark in an article that addresses the stark contrast between Catholicism and libertarianism and speaks to the underpinnings of so much of the Vincentian Family’s concern for those who are marginalized.