• Family farmers facing worst financial stretch since the 1980s

    Family farmers facing worst financial stretch since the 1980s

    • May 15, 2017

    “The last time economic conditions for farmers were so difficult, churches in rural communities were absolutely critical to connecting troubled farmers to emergency services. Unfortunately, the current farm economy outlook prompts us to ask you for that support again,” says a letter composed by the National Farmers Union and sent to religious leaders in farm country.

  • Latin American bishops appeal for aid for food-short Venezuela

    Latin American bishops appeal for aid for food-short Venezuela

    • May 14, 2017

    Concerns about the health and well-being of Venezuelans are now of paramount concern to the bishops of CELAM (the Latin Americas bishops’ council.) There have been violent protests and shortages of food and medical supplies since the president caused a political crisis by expanding his personal power.

  • Venezuelan Catholics face backlash for opposing government

    Venezuelan Catholics face backlash for opposing government

    • Feb 23, 2017

    Supporters of the current government in Venezuela interrupted a Mass at San Pedro Claver Church in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. The Catholic Church has spoken out against the Maduro regime and highlighted the spike in violent crime and black market operations due to the crippling economy.