Our Faith & Global Poverty

We don’t work to address poverty simply because it’s a good thing to do; we do this work because we are Catholic.

Sent on mission by our Baptism, we have a special responsibility to care for those members of the Body of Christ—and of the human family—who are most in need.  Taking seriously Jesus’ words that what we do for the least of them, we do for him (Matthew 25:40), we must live out the call to discipleship by addressing poverty and injustice in the world.

Prayer & Spirituality

Make poverty a focus of your prayers. Pray for people seeking to rise from poverty, to awaken concern in those able to help, and for all who stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters. Read more ...


Church Teachings

The message of the Church is clear: Christ calls us to stand with our brothers and sisters in need. Learn here about Catholic Teachings from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Vatican that address the issues and injustice of poverty. Read more...


Witness of the Church

Together, as Catholics, we confront the challenge of poverty daily. Read these stories of witness and discipleship, and add yours. Go there...


Letters & Statements

Discover what the Church is doing promote life and dignity and improve U.S. international and economic policies, through Letters and Statements to heads of state and elected officials. Read more ...


Other Websites

Global poverty is a disease with a cure, and together as Catholics, we can—and will—confront this challenge. Visit these websites for more information about global poverty...