Today, the Census Bureau will release its annual poverty report. It will almost certainly report that over 40 million Americans “live in poverty.” But what does it mean to be poor in America? To the average American, the word “poverty” suggests significant material deprivation. But the actual living conditions of those the government defines as … Continue reading Are There Really 40 Million ‘Poor’ Americans?
Something to think about... It's a short read... Take a few and read it... We’ve all heard of the increasing wealth gap and the income gap that are, regrettably, accompanying our nation’s economic recovery from the Great Recession. Such gaps, of course, have been with the human family for a long time and in a … Continue reading Overcoming the Vision Gap | Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph
Published on July 18, 2011 by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield Backgrounder #2575 Abstract: For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in “poverty,” but the bureau’s definition of poverty differs widely from that held by most Americans. In fact, other government surveys show that most of … Continue reading Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?
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How do we know that we are living a life that Christ wants us to live? This has to be a burning for most if not all Christians. If our life goal is to please God to be Christ like, than what is our gauge, how do we know we are achieving what we set … Continue reading Lent and her three children
Over the past few weeks I have been really diving in to listening to CD’s and reading books to help me deepen my spirituality. It is all in preparation to Lent, I really want to make this Lent a deeper lent than I have ever had. So I purchased some CD’s on the Catholic faith … Continue reading Lent Check list
Over the past two weeks I have been listening to talks on CD’s on my ride in to work. I try to listen to Catholic radio on my ride, but the signal is so week in the morning that all I get is static mixed in with talk, so it’s kind of hard. So I … Continue reading Resurrection of yourself
It is Sunday Morning in Pune, India. The sun is out and I hear the honking of many horns as the people go about the daily life of livening in Pune. As for me, I am running on empty, my flight arrived in Bombay at 11:30 pm Saturday night, and I arrived at my hotel … Continue reading I may even have something worth saying….
I hate meetings, for the most part they are a waste of time, but I have to attend them and sometimes I even have to host them. When I do have to host a meeting, I try to make them short sweet and to the point, in and out and all is good. But sometimes … Continue reading Meetings
…He replied and said to him, “Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.” Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” At that … Continue reading Salvation is offered freely