Can the Church Alone Provide Welfare for the Poor?

Charity needs a more comprehensive vision that includes both the Church and the government. "Gimme five!" says a boy of maybe seven. It's not so much a request, as a demand for attention. He has invaded my small office with his two younger brothers, an office so small that I have room for only a desk, a couple chairs, and a bookshelf. His mother is sitting in one of those chairs. She is distraught, barely able to maintain eye contact. She fidgets with her Kleenex and stares at the floor. The … [Read more...]