VATICAN – Although the sin of war committed by nations has caused great suffering to Christians in the Middle East, the Catholic Church must bear in mind its own sins, Pope Francis said.
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VATICAN – How is it that God in heaven can hear the cries of the poor, but so many people watching or standing nearby either cannot or just do not care, Pope Francis asked.
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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador's bishops urged lawmakers to discard any plans for privatizing water in the Central American country, saying the poor could not afford to pay the cost of a vital necessity.
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It may be time to consider closing Out of the Cold, said the man responsible for managing the 30-year-old church-based shelter program.

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Since 2009, Edmonton, along with 12 other Canadian cities, has been implementing a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness. Unlike other “plans,” this one does not merely set a target and hope it comes true; solid work is being done to provide housing and prevent future homelessness.

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Socks, toothpaste, tampons, tissues and a handwritten note from a teenager aren’t likely to rewrite a life story that includes  sleeping in shelters, seeking comfort in opioids and waking up in the emergency room at St. Michael’s Hospital. 

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VATICAN – Everyone should have access to essential health services and no one should have to fall into poverty to obtain needed care, a Vatican representative said.
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ROME (CNS) -- Cones raised in the air, the crowd gathered for dinner at the Sant'Egidio Community's soup kitchen toasted Pope Francis on his name day, the feast of St. George.
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WARSAW, Poland – Growing poverty among young people across Europe is impeding access to fundamental rights and intensifying feelings of injustice and hopelessness, a new report warns. 

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Some nights it does not take long for the temperature to plummet. I don’t mean the thermometer, but the temperature of the street. 

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There are 3.9 billion people hungry or malnourished, including over 800 million who are so chronically underfed they’re actually dying for lack of nutrients, which is why Development and Peace is still asking Canadian Catholics for money.

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Recently I found myself in the basement of a downtown church surrounded by a confirmation class of children, teachers and parents. The church sits in an area where the outreach of the Church on the Street is most challenging, and the class had responded to the call of Pope Francis in The Joy of the Gospel: “We cannot passively and calmly wait in our church buildings; we need to move from a passive ministry of mere conservation to a decidedly missionary pastoral mission.” 

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EDMONTON – Poverty is a main cause of imprisonment and largely affects Canada’s Aboriginal community, according to a new research paper by the coordinator of pastoral care for the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

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About a week after Ontario’s new minimum wage kicked in, I grabbed a sandwich at a well-known coffee shop.
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VATICAN – In his ministry as archbishop of Manila and in his travels for Caritas Internationalis, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said he is reminded of the true meaning of hope by people living in situations the world would see as hopeless.
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Fr. Raymond J. De Souza: Canada took wrong side in Humanae Vitae debate 

Paul VI was standing on the shore as a cultural tsunami was about to hit. The bishops of Canada decided to leave him there alone.

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