December 10, 2010 Friday of the Second Week of Advent
Read the Second Lesson from our Advent Lessons & Carols and listen to the podcast.
Blessed John XXIII’s Prayer for Peace
Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, who are yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, "Peace to you," grant us peace. Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice, and brotherly love. Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace. Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace. May all peoples of the earth become as brothers and sisters. May longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all.
The latest statistics from the Census Bureau report an increase of more than 1% over the previous year in the numbers of children and families living below the poverty line in the United States. Take a poverty quiz to test your knowledge about poverty in the USA.
Read a newspaper today and look for articles about poverty in the United States. Visit the Poverty USA Web site for ideas on how you can help.