St. Mathews Feast Day ~ Sept. 21

Feast of St Matthew Archives – PottyPadre

PRAYER: Through the intercession of St Matthew, Evangelist, may we always put aside worldly distractions and follow You, O Lord, as quietly as St Matthew left his work and immediately became one of Your disciples. By his example and prayers help us to follow You without counting the cost and remain faithful in Your service.
Lord hear us, Lord graciously hear us.

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

The Underground Railroad (1820-1861) •

Well, it’s time that the Black community sue CONGRESS for reparation, NO?
Passed on September 18, 1850 by Congress, The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was part of the Compromise of 1850. The act required that slaves be returned to their owners, even if they were in a free state. The act also made the federal government responsible for finding, returning, and trying escaped slaves. MORE

6 million Californians living in poverty

In other words you have to be making at least $100,000 a year to make it in the major cities of California today.

An average 6 million Californians had incomes below poverty levels between 2018 and 2020, the highest count in the U.S., according to the bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure. That count was down 704,000 from 2017-2019 — the nation’s largest drop. MORE