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Poverty is not a project

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Do you recall The Great Jubilee Year 2000? For a few years before the turn of the century, almost every statement by a bishop or other church leader or organization contained some paean to the jubilee. The pope had called for it, and so all sorts of people either sincerely or for show acted as [...]


Poverty remains a substantial obstacle to education in Bangladesh

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Every morning around 9am, dozens of boisterous children who flock to the local primary school in Alinagar pass their former classmate Mayarun Akter. Many of the children are her friends. Some were classmates until last November, when Mayarun was forced out of school shortly before completing second grade. The school stands a few hundred yards [...]


Poverty forces migration that tears families apart: Cardinal Tagle

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila said forced migration and human trafficking will not go away unless the economics of it are addressed. Speaking on National Migrant’s Sunday during his homily at the Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guia in Manila’s Ermita, the cardinal said poverty was the cause of migration and labour exploitation. [...]


Philippines’ new cardinal underlines need for Church to help the poor

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The Catholic church must fundamentally reorient itself to place its institutions and financial resources at the service of the world’s poor, one of the 19 new members of the select and powerful group of church prelates known as the College of Cardinals said. “The origin of the church is poverty,” said Philippine Cardinal Orlando Quevedo. [...]


Haiyan survivors mark 100 days with protests

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Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the central Philippines last November marked the 100th day after the tragedy with protests over the government’s alleged inaction on behalf of survivors. “Three months after the typhoon, the situation has gone from worse to worst. Hunger and neglect continue to haunt [us],” said Jun Berino, head of [...]


Bishops exhort faithful to eradicate poverty

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Philippine bishops called on the country’s Catholics to fight the “economy of exclusion” and not to only blame the government for the endemic poverty that plagues the country. “We need to understand our role in it, our personal responsibility for it in our individual lives and shared cultures,” the bishops said in a pastoral letter [...]


Pope: Change economy, respect the poor

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Pope Francis, in his gripping pastoral letter “The Joy of the Gospel,” calls the Church to a new evangelization. Two of his challenges have special importance for the Philippines: his condemnation of “trickle down” or “growth without jobs” capitalism, and the importance he assigns to the poor in the life of the Church. The Pope [...]


India’s Mars mission ignites debate on ethics

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India was celebrating the launch of its mission to Mars on Tuesday as a milestone achievement, but many critics say the US$56 million project is a waste of money in a country rife with poverty. The rocket carrying the 1,337 kg Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also known as Mangalyaan, blasted off from the Indian Space Research [...]


Pope and World Bank chief discuss joint action on poverty

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Pope Francis and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim have discussed the possibility of working together in the struggle against global extreme poverty during a meeting at the Vatican. “What the Holy Father has been saying about inclusion and poverty is exactly the same thing as what we’ve been saying,” Kim, a trained doctor, told reporters after his audience [...]


Cardinal Tagle gets emotional over ‘heartbreaking’ pork barrel scam

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Tuesday became emotional as he joined calls for a closer probe into an alleged multibillion-peso scam involving lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or so-called “pork barrel.” Speaking at a press conference at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, Tagle branded the scam as “heartbreaking,” the [...]


Child malnutrition still high—report

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Malnutrition among children below the age of five has changed very little over the past 10 years, making it unlikely for the country to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of eradicating poverty and extreme hunger by 2015. “The reduction of child malnutrition has been alarmingly slow,” Carin van der Hor, Country Director of Plan [...]


Prelate refutes book’s assertions on Pampanga clergy

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San Fernando Archbishop Paciano Aniceto said he had not tolerated erring priests in Pampanga, particularly those who had violated their vows of celibacy and poverty or committed indiscretions. Aniceto, 76, issued the denial in reaction to a chapter in the book, “Altar of Secrets: Sex, Politics and Money in the Philippine Catholic Church,” by Aries [...]


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