Priest takes food stamp challenge in solidarity with poor

Washington D.C., Nov 22, 2012 / 04:06 pm (CNA).- The head of Catholic Charities in D.C. recently experienced the struggle of low-income families relying on food stamps, noting that Christian charity lends vital support to those in need. “Most of us don’t have a real sense of what it’s like to be on food stamps,” said Fr. John Enzler, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. From Oct. 9 – Oct. 15, Fr. Enzler participated in … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Day shopping called ‘assault’ on family life

Denver, Colo., Nov 22, 2012 / 06:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The expansion of Thanksgiving weekend shopping to the holiday itself has raised concerns among both workers and clergy who worry that the change puts family time at risk.Father Sinclair Oubre, Spiritual Moderator of the Texas-based Catholic Labor Network, said the store openings are a “disturbing trend” that is “an assault on the family.”“We have almost completed the evolutionary process of having two … [Read more...]


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