“Today, more than 46 million people in America are living below the poverty line — far more than the population of our largest state. This is POVERTY USA…” With this statement, our bishops declared January as Poverty Awareness month. Check the current state of American poverty from a Catholic perspective at:
In support of this awareness effort, we feature “Poverty & Prayer II” from the San Damiano Foundation. “Putting the power of film at the service of the poor” is the foundation’s motto (http://www.sandamianofoundation.org).
The filmmaker, Gerry Straub, abandoned a Hollywood career to guide us into the world of the poor. The DVD, “Poverty & Prayer II,” serves as a primer for the foundation’s documentary collection and includes 30 minute segments from 4 films. These films feature Tony Lazzara, a physician working among abandoned children in Peru; a soup kitchen in Philadelphia; Franciscan friar, Solanus Casey, who served the poor of Detroit; and John Dear, S.J., who practices a spirituality of non-violence. Each feature is divided into 2 to 6 minute chapters. Use this DVD to highlight Catholic Social Teaching in action for high school and adult groups.
Order this DVD during your visit to the Media Resource Center at: https://www.orlandodiocese.org/en/ministriesoffices/media-center, or call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher at 407-246-4895 (or 4897).
(Dan Hardester serves as Secretary of the Evangelization Secretariat and Director of the Media Center.)