With a heat index over 100 degrees, two busloads of a mostly 50-plus-year-old-crowd of Catholic peace activists attending the conference tried to help tidy up the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.
There's been little talk on the presidential campaign trail about the 46.7 million Americans living in poverty.
NCR Today: The social teaching of the Catholic church was never intended to inform government programs but human consciences.
I'hon, a 70-year-old Ba Na ethnic woman, carried bunches of bananas to the Saint Paul de Chartres Sisters' convent in Kon Tum City to exchange them for rice.
The Field Hospital: Storefront mission in Philly hopes to "to remind the people of the neighborhood that the church has not forgotten them."
NCR Today: Thomas McDonough's new collection of articles by Dorothy Day written in 1916-17 is invigorating.
Just Catholic: The rich and powerful hid their money with the help of a law firm in Panama, a country where thousands suffer painful poverty.
Louisiana ranks last among all states in an index of "social justice indicators" that measure poverty, racial disparity and immigrant exclusion.
Eco Catholic: Especially during Lent, everyone should "redouble both their prayers and their generosity" for the people of Flint, still struggling with unsafe drinking water, said Lansing Bishop Earl Boyea.
When Sr. Magi Maria quit a comfortable teaching job to plunge into social work, neither she nor her congregation had any idea what lay ahead.
A quarter century later, more than 50,000 residents of 105 drought-prone villages in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh thank the Congregation of Mother Carmel nun for taking that "leap into the dark."
Her intervention has helped them break free of poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, illiteracy and enslavement.