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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

12/19/2013 (7 months ago)

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We believe that global hunger is a challenge that has a solution.

In response to calls from Pope Francis for action in the face of world hunger and other issues, Catholic Online is sounding the clarion call to bring all Catholics to two-fold action. As Pope Francis has explained, the world needs a combination of 'prayer and action' to address its problems. To ensure success where before we have known defeat, Catholic Online is sponsoring the formation of Catholic Team Global.

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Child starving for food

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/19/2013 (7 months ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: catholic team global, Pope Francis, change, prayer, action


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Since the beginning of recorded history, the world has grappled with famine and hunger, epidemic disease, inequality, human trafficking and slavery, and other social ills. At no point in history has any entity ever succeeded in solving these problems. No amount of money, activism, or secular effort has succeeded.

Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

For the past sixty years, the United Nations has labored powerfully to eradicate diseases, eliminate food insecurity, and to solve the world's greatest problems. Yet, despite all of its power this great organization has failed.

Why has the UN failed? Why has every private organization failed too? Why is it that today there is more famine than ever before, more disease, more abortion, more slavery, more evil?

This is because the one fix for all these problems has never been attempted. That is, until now.

We believe that Pope Francis is guided by the Holy Spirit when he calls for a new approach to world problems. An approach that combines the power of prayer with the power of action will be far more effective than any previous attempt.

Catholic Team Global is forming in response to this call.

Catholic Team Global is a modern, secular order of faithful Catholics who will be loyal to the Holy Father and pledge to commit their efforts, their talents, and their resources to the success of the missions ordered by the pope. The first mission is to end world hunger via Pope Francis' One Human Family, Food for All campaign.

Like a modern-day version of the Knights Templar, Catholic Team Global will serve the Holy Father as his hands in the field.

As a faithful believer, you are being called to join Catholic Team Global.

As a member of Catholic Team Global, you are asked to commit yourself to daily prayer, to represent this secular order by living a morally upright life, and to contribute by 'action' according to your gifts.

We believe that by combining for the first time ever, a global network of committed Catholic activists can finally make a true difference. This is made possible because of the internet and can be managed by a worldwide leader in Catholic media, Catholic Online. We are certain that we can finally organize events such as Pope Francis' global wave of prayer and Catholic Team Global's Million Meal Pledge to the Holy Father in which we will feed one million people.

This is your opportunity to join this movement, to which you are being prayerfully called.

Act now by visiting Catholic Team Global and answering the call of Pope Francis.

Together we are God's hands in the world, Pope Francis and Catholic Online with Your Catholic Voice Foundation invite you to join with us to support our projects and raise Your Catholic Voice to end hunger through prayer and action.

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Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


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