Tag Archives: poverty

National Disgrace

The housing charity Shelter reports that at least 320,000 people are recorded as homeless in the UK.

This shocking figure is a greater number of people than the population of cities like Nottingham, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Sunderland, Southampton or Norwich.

Shelter reports that this is a 4% increase on the homeless figures for last year; a rise of 13,000 people., or 36 new people becoming homeless every single day.

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Bread for the People – some true Catholic Action, in action

At a time when more than seven-and-a-half million people and more than  two-and-a-half million families live below the official poverty line Catholics in Italy organise sympathetic farmers and bakers to produce bread for the people. This video, from several years ago when their action first started, shows them distributing bread to needy shoppers at one-third of the price of the supermarket chains.