ASHEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — When completed later this month, the 27-foot-by-10-foot composition, painted on wet lime plaster at a cost of nearly $300,000, will illuminate in bright colors the faces and gestures of the people who visit Haywood Street Church.
(AP) — The Vatican is denouncing offshore tax havens and financial instruments such as derivatives and credit default swaps as gravely immoral and unjust, calling them 'ticking time bombs' that hurt the world’s poor the most.
(RNS) — To lavish gifts on the rich and corporations while demolishing any chance at a decent life for many other people who need help is cruel.
ROME (RNS) Since he became pope four years ago, Francis has made it a personal priority to provide them with showers, housing, medical care and other services to help restore their dignity.
(RNS) Tens of thousands of poor, elderly Jews -- some of them Holocaust survivors -- live in the former Soviet Union.
(RNS) How is that possible when Sanders flagrantly ignores the dignity of voiceless and helpless prenatal children? Here's one answer.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis’ visit was said to have delighted around 30 homeless men hosted at the dormitory, who recounted their stories and asked to be blessed.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis has consistently called on Catholics to create a “poor church,” elevating the theme of poverty among his signal initiatives.
A Southern Baptist college professor and blogger says that business owners who discriminate against LGBT couples are the ones Jesus called "the least of these." Here's why that doesn't jibe with the Bible itself.
(RNS) Money turns our ears toward the well-articulated pleas of the well-financed and makes it really hard to hear other voices from the community -- many of whom have legitimate grievances.
ROME (RNS) Then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio surprised Vatican watchers by becoming the first pope in 2,000 years to pick the name Francis, and he has since looked to emulate his namesake by keeping much of the luxuries of the papacy at arm's length.
ROME (RNS) it was just Francis' third trip beyond Rome as pope, but it was at least the sixth time in his six-month papacy that Francis sought out the poor and destitute.
(RNS) The study found that religious people in religious cultures reported better psychological adjustment when their income was low.
Peter Greer talks about the dark side of doing good.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry,” Pope Francis said during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.
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