Solidarity with the Poor: Are We All Talk, No Action?

Solidarity with the Poor: Are We All Talk, No Action?

Pope Francis designated Sunday, Nov. 18, as World Day of the Poor. It was the second of what will likely be an ongoing and expanding observance by the Roman Catholic Church. But the plight of the poor – and solidarity with the poor, which the pope has often emphasized...
2 Reasons That Living Among Poor Makes a Difference

2 Reasons That Living Among Poor Makes a Difference

I recently watched a BBC Panorama documentary on the impact of poverty on life expectancy called “Get Rich or Die Young.” The program reported from Teeside, United Kingdom, which has the country’s worst health inequality: The life expectancy difference between...

Showing Solidarity Via Facebook: Does It Matter?

Many changed their Facebook profile picture so that it temporarily shows a French Tricolour across their image to show solidarity with the French people following the horrendous attacks in Paris. I felt moved to do the same. I wanted to express my horror at what had...