By Alice Kenny
Pope Francis plans to visit teeming slums called favelas that are filled with jumbles of tin-roof shacks during his visit to Brazil this week, “calling on Brazilians (and all of us) to build a more just society,” reports Loretta Chao today in The Wall Street Journal.
The Pope’s command that we serve the poor reflects the Church’s age-old teachings to feed the hungry and house the homeless.
It also reflects the specific charge it has given to and is celebrated by Catholic Charities. We use a holistic approach to empower those in need.
Catholic Charities helps solve the problems of those in need – non-Catholics and Catholics alike. The neglected child, the homeless family, and the hungry senior are among those for whom we provide help and create hope.
We rebuild lives and touch almost every human need promptly, locally, day in and day out, always with compassion and dignity.
We help your neighbors as you would like to be helped if your family were in need.
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