Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The National Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is this Sunday, November 23. We offer the following from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes.

Love for widows and orphans, prisoners, and the sick and needy of every kind, is as essential to [the Church] as the ministry of the sacraments and preaching of the Gospel (Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, No. 22).

For over 37 million Americans, there is a thin line: between eviction and home, between hunger and health, between unemployment and work, between anxiety and stability. This line is the Poverty Line.

For a family of four, that line is $21,203 a year. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2007.)

Together, we can make a difference in families and communities. Please donate prayerfully and generously. Thank you.