Eliminating hunger is good for the economy, according to a recent study. The analysts of The Perryman Group studied the economic cost of hunger and found that: “In addition to enormous human costs, hunger imposes severe costs on the economy. Not having sufficient food leads to a numbe
Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ. Christmas is coming; the race is on – shopping, baking, cleaning, decorating, socializing. Most of us run around a lot this time of year; but toward whom are we running – the Christ child or the
Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan received federal approval this week meaning as many as 600,000 more Pennsylvanians will be able to access quality, affordable health care through the private insurance market. The plan is being described as an innovative way to use the
The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) issued this statement today applauding the federal approval of Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania, a plan that will allow hundreds of thousands more Pennsylvanians access to nec
Approximately 1.5 million Pennsylvanians live below the federal poverty level – more than 12 percent of the overall population. One group of state legislators wants to do something about it. Representative Dave Reed (R-Indiana) and the House Majority Policy Committee initiated a proce
Americans families were having a difficult time making ends meet before the recession. With continuing unemployment and increasing costs of living, more and more families have to choose between necessities like health care, child care, and even food.
Every night in Pennsylvania thousands of children sleep in homeless shelters. Can we measure what the awful experience of being homeless can do to a child? Perhaps not, but we can see what it is costing us in dollars, which is quite a bit more than it would cost to simply provide hous
Signs of progress are evident in Port-au-Prince: Beauty supply stores and small food kiosks flourish in the tarp-covered camps, the mountains of rubble are eroding under the constant tap of pickax-wielding crews, and the Haitian government has made headway in crafting a long-term stra
When Pope Benedict XVI said we must be “personally outraged by the injustices in the world” to end the marginalization of the world’s poor, he was issuing a challenge to Catholics everywhere: Let’s put global poverty on the map.
How is the troubled economy affecting our Catholic Charities? Listen to PCC Communications Director Amy Hill interview Mark Totaro, Executive Director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Harrisburg about how the demand for services are up while donations and government and other