The Piercing Cry of Child Poverty in Economically Rich but Spiritually Poor America

Poverty in the world is a scandal. In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, that there are so many children without an education, so many poor persons. Poverty today is a cry. -- Pope Francis

Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.President Nelson Mandela

Pope Francis speaks out faithfully and forcefully against poverty and has been called the pope of the poor. But on his first visit to the United States there was demoralizing news about poverty, especially child poverty, in our nationthe worlds largest