Articles tagged: The Poor

Pope Francis v. Donald Trump, and More! 13 U.S. Political Cartoons


SPL Staff • September 28th, 2015

Listers, His Holiness Pope Francis' arrival to the United States was paved by a considerable amount of political posturing. The Roman Pontiff's focus on the poor, the immigrant, and the environment was too liberal for many, while his focus on marriage, the unborn, and religious liberty was too... Read More →

26 Quotes from Pope Francis' Visit to Washington D.C. and New York City

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SPL Staff • September 26th, 2015

Listers, Pope Francis' visit to the United States is one marked with historic firsts. His Holiness Pope Francis was the first Roman Pontiff to address a full joint session of the U.S. Congress. Second, Pope Francis was the first Vicar of Christ to address the United Nations at the opening of a... Read More →

15 Catholic Quotes on ISIS, Islam, War, & the Persecuted Church


SPL Staff • October 9th, 2014

1. Christians are Peace-Loving Citizens "Excellency, we Christians are peace-loving citizens caught up in the middle of a clash between Sunnis and Shiites, as well as attacks from Military groups. Our community has suffered a disproportionate share of hardship caused by sectarian conflicts,... Read More →

9 Official Guidelines Outlining the Social Responsibility of Catholic Hospitals

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SPL Staff • July 26th, 2014

Listers, the following are official guidelines given to Catholic healthcare systems by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops ("USCCB"). These are the first nine directives out of a total of seventy-two guiding everything from employment opportunities to contraception. The first nine... Read More →

13 Political Cartoons on Pope Francis & the Economy of Inequality

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SPL Staff • July 7th, 2014

Listers, Pope Francis' comments on the economy have generated a lot of attention. Political parties have been quick to judge his comments and either claim him as their own or dismiss him as a socialist/marxist. What has not happened, however, is a holistic digestion of the Holy Father's words.... Read More →

Serving the Underserved: 22 Holy Scriptures on the Poor and Poverty


SPL Staff • September 30th, 2013

Listers, Archbishop Chaput once said, "If we don't love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to Hell." The following verses are only a sampling of the Holy Scriptures that speak on the Lord's predilection toward the poor and the Catholic's mandate to serve the... Read More →

5 Pope Francis Facebook Cover Images

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SPL Staff • March 20th, 2013

Listers, be proud to be Catholic and be proud of our Holy Father Pope Francis. In honor of His Holiness Pope Francis ascending to the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter, SPL proudly presents five Facebook Cover images. Please pray for our Roman Pontiff that he would be an advocate of peace, an... Read More →

POPE FRANCIS: 30 Photos and Memes from his Election


SPL Staff • March 15th, 2013

Listers, habemus papam, Franciscum! We've collected some of the more popular photographs and memes circling social media. Regarding sources, almost all the photos were simply being shared on Facebook or Twitter; however, a good source for these memes and others is the highly recommended Catholic... Read More →

Quotes from Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, on 7 Moral Issues

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SPL Staff • March 14th, 2013

Listers, habemus papam Franciscum. The world was stunned and the pundits proved wrong as the Argentinian Jesuit walked out on the Loggia of St. Peter's. In a soft but strong voice, Pope Francis gave his first words as the Vicar of Christ:   Brothers and sisters good evening. You all know that... Read More →

7 Quotes from Benedict XVI's 2013 "State of the World" Address

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SPL Staff • January 14th, 2013

Listers, the following quotes are taken from what has come to be known as the "State of the World" address. Right on the heels of his excellent Christmas Eve homily, His Holiness' address to the Diplomatic Corps touched on Syria, Iraq, North Africa, and many other nations and their turmoils.... Read More →

The Educated Catholic Voter: 10 Lists on the Catholic Citizen

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SPL Staff • October 29th, 2012

Listers in lieu of some comparison of fleeting political platforms and promises, SPL presents a collection of lists that articulates the Church's timeless political principles. The following lists pull from USCCB documents that address particular American politics, Vatican documents that address... Read More →

24 Points from His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III on the Crisis in Syria (2012)


SPL Staff • July 25th, 2012

Listers, the crisis in Syria has escalated to a civil war standards and has claimed the lives of thousands. Amongst those most marginalized by the conflict are our Eastern Catholic brothers and sisters. The spiritual leader for many of those Catholics is His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III... Read More →

Understanding Catholic Social Teaching: 14 Scriptures


SPL Staff • June 28th, 2012

Listers, in researching the connection** between salvation and our treatment of the poor, I came across a Catholic Charities' document outlining Catholic Social Teaching according to Scripture.** As articulated by the Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, "Catholics are in a unique position to change the... Read More →

The Poor and Our Salvation: 5 Thoughts


SPL Staff • April 17th, 2012

Fellow Listers, let us consider the connection between serving the poor and our own salvation. 1. A Matter of Heaven & Hell? "If we don't love the poor, and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to Hell." Archbishop Chaput, Philadelphia 2. What Does the Old Testament... Read More →

10 Official Catholic Goals For American Politics


SPL Staff • April 9th, 2012

Listers, the following political goals are promoted directly from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the 2011 USCCB document entitled Faithful Citizenship, the US Bishops give ten goal for Catholic political life inside the United States. For Catholics living in a democracy,... Read More →

Catholic Libertarianism: 9 Topics


SPL Staff • January 9th, 2012

**Listers, there are credible predictions stating Libertarianism will replace the aging evangelical value-voters that compose the "religious right." **While Libertarianism carries distinct differences from what they see as "big government Republicans," it also holds several distinctions within... Read More →

7 Concerns About Democracy and Its Modern Existence


SPL Staff • January 3rd, 2012

**Listers, the current modern regimes of the West tout democracy as an end all to tyranny and political strife. **While democracy is arguably one of the most practical and successful regimes, it is not a magical balm that automatically assuages injustice. Democracy must be  understood according... Read More →

5 Things to Know about the Story of Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe


SPL Staff • December 9th, 2011

Listers, the 9th of December is the optional memorial of Juan Diego, and it paves the way for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th. The following is the story of when Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego, and it is more catechetical in nature than apologetic.1 1. Our... Read More →

The 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

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SPL Staff • November 8th, 2011

Listers, paragraphs 40-62 of the USCCB's document on Faithful Citizenship address the supporting role of Catholic Social Teaching in Catholic political action. Catholic Social Teaching grants Catholics a philosophical and moral platform, upon which they may have well-ordered political... Read More →

Understanding Catholic Social Teachings: 19 More Scriptures


SPL Staff • November 3rd, 2011

Listers, we continue our look at Catholic Social Teaching in Scripture a s_ laid out_** b****y Catholic Charities.** The Six Principles of Catholic Social Teaching Dignity of the Human Person 2. Community and the Common Good 3. Rights and Responsibilities 4. Option for the Poor 5. Dignity of... Read More →
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