The World Day of the Poor was celebrated nationally Nov. 18, 2018. This day highlighted the faces and stories of those who are suffering with the burden of poverty. On this second anniversary, Pope Francis’ World Day of the Poor message asks each of us to reflect on Psalm 34:6, “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him,” and consider whether we hear the cry of the poor and to examine what we do in response.
The mission of Catholic Charities USA is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same. We encourage you and your communities to learn more about poverty in the U.S. and to join with Catholic Charities in our mission to lift up the neediest among us.
Please visit this website, here, to find helpful resources that you can use to raise your own awareness about poverty in our country as well as help your neighbors become more aware.
Ending poverty starts with each of us. Let’s become a part of the movement to lift 45 million Americans out of poverty and help change the lives of millions of others in need. Research how poverty impacts the folks where you live.