October 21, 2019

Tag - Poverty

An Open Letter to LeBron James

Dear Mr. James, Let me begin by commending you for your Family Foundation and the work it is doing to improve the education of young people and adults in Akron. You have committed millions of your own dollars to provide over a thousand scholarships...

Rich Man, Poor Man

“Just give it to the poor” Recently, those words were hurled at me by a friend. His thoughts, I suppose, are fairly representative of many Catholics frustrated with the current state of affairs in many U.S. dioceses. Specifically, with...

Overcoming Black Poverty

The other evening I watched a talk-show debate between two Black analysts on the problem of poverty among inner city Black youth. Their views couldn’t have been farther apart at the outset and they didn’t grow any closer as the exchange continued...

Pope Francis On Poverty

When Sarah Palin said the Pope’s views on poverty were “kind of liberal” and Rush Limbaugh called them “pure Marxism,” the media were aghast. In a rare moment of unity, scoffers joined now-and-then Catholics, former Catholics, and practicing...

Can Poverty Be Created?

The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (EOA) launched the “war on poverty.” This legislation, promoted by Lyndon Johnson and supported by his successors Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, was a key part of what is known as the Great Society program. From...

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