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America Magazine took note of CCHD's efforts to advance criminal justice reform: Punishment and Poverty. CCHD Looks at America's Incarceration Addiction
Congratulations to Latino Union, recipient of this year's Sr. Margaret Cafferty Award! See Bishop Joseph Perry's word of congratulations.
What is life like at the poverty line? The Poverty Tour is available in CCHD's video library, along with many excellent video resources!
Check out CCHD's latest newsletter, Helping People Help Themselves, featuring the Taxi Workers' Alliance (TWA) of Pennsylvania.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is an instrument of the Catholic Church working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ, "... to bring good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)
CCHD is the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the U.S. Catholic Bishops and works to break the cycle of poverty by helping people help themselves.
CCHD also educates on poverty and its causes. This strategy of education for justice and helping people who are poor speak and act for themselves reflects the mandate of Scripture and the principles of Catholic social teaching.
CCHD provides Catholics concrete opportunities to live out love of God and neighbor in ways that express our baptismal call and continuing Eucharistic transformation.
CCHD is made possible by the support of Catholics in the United States, especially through an annual parish collection. Grants to local anti-poverty efforts are screened, awarded and monitored in partnership with local dioceses and require the approval of the diocesan bishop.
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