A look at our worldview, based on the life and teaching of St. Vincent de Paul.
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The challenge of the poor and of deep human misery stands before the global community.
The great problem confronting the Church today is indifference, “the massive absence of God from so much of the contemporary world with all the final emptiness, religious cynicism, or meaninglessness of that experience.”
No era in the entire history of the world has ever known so many refugees as our own. Tens of millions flee wars and violence in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Here in the United States more than four million homeless people dwell on the streets of our major cities.
The number of poor people in the world is greater now than ever before, just as the number of rich people is greater than ever. Somehow we seem utterly incapable of bridging the gap.