The Catholic bishops of New Jersey have issued a statement on poverty that highlights, very concisely, both Catholic teaching on poverty and their immediate plans to combat it.
They are establishing four task forces to look at what practical steps can be taken to alleviate poverty. These kinds of practical steps can only be taken, of course, because the Church, through its various ministries, knows a great deal about poverty. It is heartwarming to see that the bishops are not merely issuing pious words but are taking practical steps to follow the Master's call to serve the poor. Hats off to the high hats in the Garden State.
(h/t to Rocco.)