SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
poor
January 04, 2021
The first Catholic church to be built on that spot was begun in 1830, constructed with the labor and funds of the working class children of Irish and German immigrants. Their descendants only come here for Mass. This is the normal ebb and flow of the tide of American cities. We come here as riffraff, live downtown in squalor, build a church, and eventually our descendants become people who want nothing to do with the squalid riffraff that live downtown.
December 11, 2020
I speak too well to be poor. Even as I’m weeping on the phone, and the very kind woman is explaining to me that I had to make more before the pandemic to qualify for help, and I try to explain to her that there was no way to make money before the pandemic, and
December 22, 2015
The ceremony at St Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri Church was part of the the Philippine bishops' Year of the Poor
June 05, 2015
Pope Francis told the group of 50 he hoped the experience would help them find Christ in others
May 13, 2015
Pope Francis sent a video message to the opening session of the Caritas Internationalis general assembly