In a a letter to U.S. bishops, Archbishop Dolan, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), asks the nation’s clergy to speak about the issue of poverty, to educate our parishioners and advocate for the poor and jobless. He said, “Widespread unemployment, underemployment and pervasive poverty are diminishing human lives, undermining human dignity, and hurting children and families.” To read Archbishop Dolan’s complete letter, click here.
In the Diocese of Orlando, there is an excellent opportunity to offer homilies on the issue of poverty during the Catholic Charities of Central Florida special collection taking place the weekend of November 6 -7. Your support is critical. One hundred percent of this special collection goes toward direct assistance to the poor. As Catholics we are called to give priority concern to poor and vulnerable in our community.