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Anesthetics and Advocates Below the Poverty Line
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:45am | Type: Blog

Whether it is through awareness campaigns or other opportunities that come to our attention, may we continue to step up, reach out, and jump into the aches and pains of poverty, so that we may not only reduce ...

Americans Nearly Unanimous on 'Ideal' Wealth Distribution, But Unaware of Real Levels of Inequality
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 6:14pm | Type: Blog

This week's viral video is a must-see. The six-minute "Wealth Inequality in America," released Friday, presents the shocking, true size of the wealth gap in the country. ...

What Is Left Unsaid in This Campaign
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

How can it be that the Holy Bible refers to helping the poor and vulnerable more than 2,000 times, yet two professing Christians running for president of the United States disregard this unholy scourge? ...

'The Line,' the 47 Percent, and the Food Stamp Professor
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

Maybe my story makes me a part of the 47 percent that has grown dependent on government. When I was a 17-year-old senior in high school, I was in several Advanced Placement cours ...

Standing Up for the Vulnerable: A Community Response to 'The Line'
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

On a conference call with people from across the nation who held screenings of The Line, you could hear frustrations mounting from people struggling with the challenge of reducing poverty in America. ...

Let's Talk Poverty in the Debate
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 10:06pm | Type: Blog

In Wednesday's debate, how will the words that are said and the positions that are staked out affect the 46 million people in our country living in poverty? Tomorrow night is ...

Poverty's Annoying Persistence
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

We need to get poverty back on the public agenda. In the richest country in the world, numbers that high should be seen as a moral crisis. It’s annoying, isn’t it, how American ...

Poverty Rate Remains at Record Levels
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

2011 poverty report shows rate remains at 15 percent. The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2011 poverty report this morning, reporting that 46.2 million people were living in p ...

Resources for SNAP Food Stamp Challenge
Originally Posted: 01/06/2014 - 5:56pm | Type: Blog

Even if you’re not on public assistance and not planning to take part in the challenge, these are useful tools to help anyone on a budget plan for some good, nutritious meals. Aft ...

Planning for Poverty: The SNAP Challenge
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

Families receive $4 a day per family member to cover food costs, so the SNAP challenge is pretty simple (in theory, at least): Live on the same amount with your family for a week. ...

Tithing: No Buts About It
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

I’ve been lying about money. No, I’m still lying about money. But, I’m getting better. I’ve been lying about money. No, I’m still lying about money. But, I’m getting better. ...

A Charitable Disconnect?
Originally Posted: 12/21/2011 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

The most generous country in the world shouldn’t abide half of its citizens living in poverty. Something’s wrong here: The United States is the most charitable nation in the world ...

This is our Watch: Circle Up!
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

Do we want to be the kind of America that protects $44 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies while cutting $47 billion in energy grants to help poor families heat their homes in the winter? ...

News: Morning Quick Links
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Occupy Wall Street, False Idols And A Moral Economy NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Occupy Wall Street, False Idols And A Moral Economy Even as so ...

Is The American Dream God's Dream?
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

Nearly 50 million Americans are currently living below the poverty line (that is $22,000 for a household of four) and half of them are working full time jobs. Edit ...

What We Need to Do to Cut Poverty in Half in 10 Years
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Top 10 Findings from Half in Ten's Inaugural Report Tracking Our Progress Reducing Poverty: Where We Are Today and What We Need to Do to Cut Poverty in Half in 10 Years T ...

43.6 Million: Census Declares More Americans are in Poverty than Ever Before
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

It is the highest number America has ever seen: 43.6 million people are living in poverty in the United States, the wealthiest country in the world. It is the highest number Ameri ...

The Televangelist and the Archbishop: Contrasting Christian Responses to Haiti's Tragedy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Upon learning of the ruinous earthquake that leveled most of Haiti, my wife and I felt sadness and horror, as well as concern for the affected, their families, and friends. Upon l ...

Month of Protests Reveals Grocer's True Colors
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<script type="text/javascript"></script><p> Young and old, large and small, farmers and pastors, men and women all lined the streets in front of Publix grocery stores in Florida las ...

Celebrating the Minimum Wage Increase
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

People of faith can celebrate today as the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. People of faith can celebrate today as the federal minimum wage increases fr ...

Update an Obsolete Poverty Line
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Last week the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a <a href="http://www.cbpp.org/files/7-6-09pov.pdf">study</a> analyzing the effectiveness of our country's safety net pr ...

Measuring Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

In January of 1964, President Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty in America." In response, the Census Bureau created a methodology for establishing an "official poverty line," d ...