The moral test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members.

The economy must serve people and creation, not the other way around. The poor have the most urgent moral claim on the conscience of the nation and we are called to look at public policy decisions in terms of how they affect the poor. Learn more about the “option for the poor,” a theme of Catholic Social Teaching.

CMSM shares resources, best practices and projects of CMSM religious institutes, and sends action alerts in areas such as:

  • Grassroots initiatives
  • Domestic and international funding for economic and poverty-related issues
  • Socially responsible investing and divestment
World Day of the Poor

“Encountering the poor and those in need constantly challenges us and forces us to think. How can we help to eliminate or at least alleviate their marginalization and suffering? How can we help them in their spiritual need? The Christian community is called to be involved in this kind of sharing and to recognize that it cannot be delegated to others.” – Pope Francis

World Day of the Poor is the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Nov. 15, 2020)

World Day of the Poor

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