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Badger Catholic’s Alpha Omega

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Paul Catholic Student Center

Alpha Omega: Poverty and Catholic Social Teaching
Many of America’s central cities are plagued with entrenched poverty. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city, 4 out of 10 children live below the poverty line. Milwaukee also has among the worst poverty statistics nationally with catastrophic eviction, unemployment and incarceration rates. How did things get this way? Are people suffering the consequences of poor personal choices? Or are there institutional forces that perpetuate these cycles of poverty? What does our faith say we can do in response to these needs?