Philippine bishops issue Lenten message on poverty
Catholic World News - March 05, 2014
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has issued a Lenten message on poverty.
The conference’s president, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, called upon the faithful to work against the “poverty that degrades and dehumanizes,” including material destitution, “the various faces of the economy of exclusion,” consumerism, moral destitution, and spiritual destitution.
At the same time, Archbishop Villegas called upon Catholics to embrace the “poverty that humanizes and sanctifies” by saying “yes to simplicity, commitment, and surrender to God.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($20,988 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!