EDMONTON -- Zeny David will have warm clothing this winter and still be able to afford groceries.

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul plans to take its operations to the next level as it moves into the new decade.

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Poverty isn’t always misfortune or bad luck. Sometimes it’s a vocation.

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November 15, 2019

Facing down poverty

You would think people might notice the poor.

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OTTAWA -- The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is calling on Canadians to treat people in need with dignity and not only help them with their material needs but also support them spiritually as the third annual World Day of the Poor on Nov. 17 approaches.

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OTTAWA -- On a wet and damp October Thursday on a pathway that goes under a street in downtown Ottawa near the Rideau Centre shopping mall not far from Parliament Hill, a group of people huddled in sleeping bags and blankets to fight off the chill.

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Amanda Fellows has seen all too closely how generational poverty keeps perpetuating itself.

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OTTAWA – When Sr. Laura Girotto first set foot in Adwa, Ethiopia, in late 1993, it was hard to envision the miracle about to  unfold.

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Poverty activists are encouraged by the latest StatsCan numbers showing poverty is on the decline in Canada, but warn that more ambitious programs are needed to end poverty once and for all.

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Cardinal Thomas Collins is calling on Catholics to remember the importance of almsgiving this Lenten season.

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Winter was settling in and it was a blustery, cold evening as I walked around the streets with Tracey, a survivor of the street who for 14 drug-addled years had called the alleys and drug dens of the downtown area “home.” 

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ROME – Sustainable development in rural areas is key to making poverty and hunger a thing of the past, Pope Francis said.
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On a recent Saturday morning visit to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a person mummy-wrapped in a dragonfly blue blanket lay motionless a few feet from the corner of Hastings and Main. 

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VATICAN – Those who proclaim the Gospel must embrace humility and poverty to give an authentic witness to faith and not use others to climb the ladder of success, Pope Francis said.
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As Ontario courts grapple with the case against the provincial government on basic income, the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice is reminding Catholics that Catholic social teaching demands society must provide an economic minimum that supports families and human dignity.

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