Friday, January 20, 2006

Poverty Quiz: Do You Know Poverty?

Check out the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' "Poverty Quiz" website at:

You will likely learn some surprising facts of life for the poor in the United States.

The site is part of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

After you take the quiz, I would encourage you to explore the larger website. It contains a "wealth" of information (no pun intended!) about poverty in America.

For example, Texas ranks 4th in number of poor people in the U. S.

My state ranks 1st in the number of low-income children who are uninsured.

The site also contains a fascinating and challenging U. S. "Poverty Tour." You can go directly to this multi-media experience at:

Surely action informed by faith, properly understood, could make a difference in this reality, don't you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Somewhat unrelated . . . the latest and greatest from Al Gore on the issue of the unchecked Executive: