Poverty Awareness Month

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January is also Poverty Awareness Month.  Pope Francis said “In imitation of our Master, we Christians are called to confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters, to touch it, to make it our own and to take practical steps to alleviate it” (Message for Lent, 2014). As Poverty Awareness Month begins, learn the facts about poverty in the United States http://www.povertyusa.org/ and pray for solutions.

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Papa Francisco dijo, “A imitación de nuestro Maestro, los cristianos estamos llamados a mirar las miserias de los hermanos, a tocarlas, a hacernos cargo de ellas y a realizar obras concretas a fin de aliviarlas”. (Mensaje para la Cuaresma, 2014)  Para obtener más información sobre la pobreza en los Estados Unidos: http://www.povertyusa.org/es/

Salt & Light:  USCCB’s policy advisor in the Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development, Tom Mulloy, writes about the current state of poverty in America as we begin Poverty Awareness Month. Use this article as a bulletin insert, or for catechesis and group discussions.