Sunday, November 17, marks the Third Annual World Day of the Poor, a date for Catholics to consider the plight of hundreds of millions of people who suffer for lack of food and other basic necessities. Our hope is that in learning about the hardships of these families, many will respond with the love of Christ.
Approximately 700 million people across the world still live in poverty. There is no better time to learn more about this issue and become involved in providing relief than the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Haiti is one the most impoverished countries in the world. That’s why it is a primary region of focus for Cross Catholic Outreach. Learn how you can help here.
It’s a great feeling to be able to give back to someone who is always giving to others. An example I’d like to spotlight is Alina Previlda. The 50-year-old Haitian woman lives in a rural community where we support a Catholic mission led by Father Glenn Meaux.
We love supporting programs that lift the poor out of poverty. The theory is: give a man a fishing rod instead of a fish, and he’ll be equipped to feed himself. You’ll have supported real, lasting change.
Immigration is a hot topic in Europe, just as it is here in the US. I recently read about a case there that touched me. The small Italian island of Lampedusa is just 70 miles from Tunisia in North Africa. This tiny island has attracted impoverished Africans seeking access into Europe where they hope to find a better life.