"Our work is going to need to really focus on helping our diocesan directors access their state funders for this and also provide whatever support we can within limits. We don't have all kinds of money," Dominican Sr. Donna Markham said.
Affordable housing advocates at Catholic Charities agencies and elsewhere are working to help renters access federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds to prevent a surge in evictions tied to the coronavirus pandemic.
A $20 million loan from the U.S. international development bank will allow a program started by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States to expand social-impact investing in enterprises operated by the Catholic Church in Africa.
As tens of millions more people are at risk of acute hunger because of the global coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Relief Services is embarking on a campaign to raise awareness, advocate and raise funds to head off the brewing crisis.