Renewed Catholic Response to Global Poverty

Writing in America, the national Catholic weekly, Bishop Howard J. Hubbard reiterates Pope Benedict XVI’s statement that “the new name for peace is development.” He says a renewed Catholic response to global poverty is in the offing.

In the article, Bishop Hubbard writes: “In response to the pope’s call ‘to fight poverty to build peace,’ the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services will reinvigorate the Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty soon. An initiative called ‘Catholics Confront Global Poverty’ will be launched on Feb. 23 (www.usccb.org/globalpoverty) with a goal of helping to educate and mobilize U.S. Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world.”

Howard J. Hubbard, bishop of Albany, is the chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The full text of his article can be found here.

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