We headed south to Clanton, Alabama where we talked with Sr. Marie Dina, pastoral leader of Ressurection Church here. There are many Hispanics connected with the parish that are living below the poverty line. She said, however, the answer is not: “charity.” The answer is: social justice. That is, the gospel would call us not to just throw some short-term money at the poor; but rather the ‘haves’ must work stridently to help the ‘have-nots’ get better education, more mentoring help, more help for people to develop the God given talents they have… so that much more true equality is attained. Note: Sr. Marie is so intent on helping the poor here, she goes without heat in the rectory so the savings can go to help. “I just sleep under a lot of blankets,” she smiled.