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Domestic Poverty



Letter to Congress in Support of the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act

In order to address the suffering of the Puerto Rican people resulting from the financial crisis gripping Commonwealth's economy, Archbishop Wenski writes to Congress stating that they can and should remedy the situation by advancing the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act.

Poverty in America, 2014 and a Catholic Response

Watch this webinar to learn more about poverty in America and to hear about one CCHD-funded group that is working to help their community fight poverty. Take a closer look at the statistics displayed during the presentation.

Background on Predatory Banking & Payday Lending
Learn more about predatory banking and payday lending and what the Church is doing to combat their devastating effects.

Letter to Senate and House on Expanding and Improving Working Tax Credits
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Sister Donna Markham, OP, Ph.D.
July, 14, 2015

Visit for education on economic justice, essential facts on poverty as well as key conduits for action. Para más información en español, visite

For resources and materials for preaching, educating and advocating on behalf of the poor and jobless, please visit the Unemployment and Poverty page.


Payday Lending: What Catholics Are Doing to Combat Financial Exploitation Webinar recording and PowerPoint presentation
Tom Mulloy, Policy Advisor, October 8, 2014

The New Poverty Statistics and Our Catholic Response Webinar recording and PowerPoint presentation
Tom Mulloy, Policy Advisor, September 25, 2014

Letter to U.S. House of Representatives on the Child Tax Credit
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo, and Reverend Larry Snyder, July 24, 2014

Letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Payday Lending
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, November 13, 2013

Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Child Tax Credit
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, April 17, 2012

The Deficit "Super Committee" and Protecting the Poor at Home and Abroad

PowerPoint Presentation, September 23, 2011

Human Costs and Moral Challenges of a Broken Economy
Labor Day Statement 2011

Letter to Super Committee: Treatment Of Jobless, Hungry And Homeless Is Moral Measure Of Deficit Reduction
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, August 31, 2011

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