Who Are We For?
I once met a man begging on a main street in a large city. I bought him a sandwich and we got talking. One thing he said has never left me. With a sad smile he said, ‘ I don’t mind that people don’t give me money. I understand that but I don’t understand that they won’t even look at me. They want to make me invisible’.
At CatholicCare you are not invisible! Our focus is you!
We are here for all people: all social classes, all types of families, all individuals, young and old, Catholic or not, people of faith or not.
Yes, we have a particular concern for poor people. We take to heart the words of Pope Francis, ‘ How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion.’
Our currency is not that of the stock market; our currency comes from the Gospel of Jesus: forgiveness over vengeance; hope over despair; love encompassing all.