The Bible tells us that God hears the cry of his people, and I wish to join my voice to yours in calling for the three “L’s” for all our brothers and sisters: land, lodging and labor. I said it and I repeat it: these are sacred rights. It is important, it is well worth fighting for them.
-Pope Francis (7/9/15, Popular Movements)
Victoria’s ceiling in her bedroom and hall had been falling down for some time. With no money to fix the problem this mother and Grandmother didn’t know what to do. I had met Victoria, and had seen the damage on the day I went to her home to install smoke alarms. I encouraged her to get involved with our home repair program in order to fix her ceiling and lend a hand in helping her neighbors. When her Kitchen ceiling collapsed only a week later Victoria called us.
Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the Eucharist.
St. Vincent DePaul