About Us

Global poverty is a disease with a cure and together, as Catholics, we can—and will—confront this challenge.

The message of the Church is clear: we are called to help our brothers and sisters in need. Catholics Confront Global Poverty is an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) that calls on Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world, and to urge our nation to act in response to the many faces of poverty through advocacy and action.

History & Successes

USCCB and CRS launched Catholics Confront Global Poverty in February 2009 to motivate Catholics in the United States to shape U.S. foreign policy through...


Goals

The goals of our initiative are far-reaching and ambitious, driven by our mission to serve Christ. ...


About USCCB

USCCB is an assembly of the the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States...


About CRS

CRS was founded in 1943 by the Catholic bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people...


Our Partners

Catholics Confront Global Poverty's principal partners are Catholic Relief Services and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops along with national Catholic partner organizations listed here....