“We are dealing with real men and women who live, struggle and suffer, and are often forced to live in great poverty, deprived of all rights,”
-Pope Francis, in his address to the United Nations.
Each day Catholic Charities of St. Louis and its eight federated organizations work closely with those Pope Francis mentions. And each day his words are heeded. “We need to see each child as a gift to be welcomed, cherished, and protected,” says Pope Francis. Catholic Charities serves and protects children. He has said, “Where there is no honor to the elderly, there is no future for the young.” Catholic Charities honors the aging. While in Washington, D.C. Pope Francis taught us “We can find no social or moral justification, no justification whatsoever, for lack of housing.” Catholic Charities embraces the homeless or those at risk for homelessness. Time and time again and with unending love, Catholic Charities of St. Louis and its supporters humbly enact the words of Pope Francis, our 266th Pontiff.
If you are inspired by the Pope’s words and actions, join him. Join us. Catholic Charities is the embodiment of his hopes and prayers for a more peaceful world and stronger communities. Catholic Charities is your opportunity to live his words through your faith; a faith in action.