(RNS) What will the two leaders talk about? What issues will they avoid? With Pope Francis, anything is possible, but here are some initial ideas on how the summit could play out.
Articles tagged “poverty”
ROME (RNS) “How can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving?” Pope Francis asked. “Today, everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless.”
BALTIMORE (RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz’ wide-angle lens directly reflects Francis’ own approach.
“One of the major challenges is what, really, our Holy Father has said over and over again: How can we warm hearts and heal wounds?”
BALTIMORE (RNS) As they began their annual fall meeting on Monday, the U.S. Catholic bishops heard a pointed challenge from Pope Francis’ personal representative to be pastors and not ideologues — the first step in what could be a laborious process to reshape the hierarchy to meet the pope’s dramatic shift in priorities.
(RNS) The fight over Catholic Campaign for Human Development anti-poverty effort reflects a longstanding divide over whether a few litmus-test issues — most of which do not include social justice concerns — can or should define what it means to be a Catholic in America.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry,” Pope Francis said during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A large majority of young evangelicals see a conflict between their faith and their political party – but Democrats grapple with this disconnect much more than Republicans, according to a new survey. By Lauren Markoe.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The plight of Americans living in poverty has not improved during the last year, according to newly released Census data, and Christian leaders said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that poverty must become a priority for Christians if it is not a priority for Washington. By Jeanie Groh.