Global - Pope Francis announces November 19 as the World Day of the Poor
Pope Francis has named Nov. 19 the 1st World Day of the Poor. He says, "The poor are not a problem: they are a resource from which to draw as we strive to accept and practise in our lives the essence of the Gospel." This pastoral aid includes a homily help, Prayer of the Faithful, a sample bulletin announcement, parish activity ideas, and more. This new resource supplements efforts of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to support the work of over 200 anti-poverty organizations around the country. Read more...