The good folks at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good have a new "Common Good Forum " today with three articles dealing with different aspects of poverty.
As Father Tom Reese, S.J. mentioned in his analysis of the USCCB meeting, despite the dire economic difficulties in which the nation finds itself, the bishops did not address themselves at all to economic issues. They did, however, broadly endorse the new report on the CCHD, the Church's anti-poverty program.
CACG, however, has raised its voice about the way the economic downturn, as well as broader economic trends, are raising poverty rates to unacceptable levels. As Catholics and Christians, concern for the poor is every bit as integral to our Catholic identity as support for the unborn and our defense of traditional marriage.