EWTN Catholic Q&A
Helping the poor
Question from Aaron on 03-20-2013:

How can I as a Catholic decipher between the poor who need help and the ones who just want to support a habit? I pray for all of them but I don't know how to tell which ones I need to give money to.

Answer by Catholic Answers on 03-20-2013:


If you are able to give, give to whoever God puts in your path. We need not concern ourselves with separating sheep from goats; that's God's task at the end of time. All that we are called to do is to see the face of Christ in every needy person and to respond appropriately.

Michelle Arnold
Catholic Answers