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the largest charitable organization
on the planet by far.
Go to the following forbs article.
If you go down and select all of the Catholic organizations the amount is astounding. Adding up just Catholic Charities, Food for the Poor, Catholic Relief Services, St. Jude's, and America's Second Harvest alone total $5,570,000,000, which is greater than #1 on the list for America. Keep going down the list and you find Father Flanagan's homes, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Covenant House, and more. Add the thousands of other charities, from Missionaries to the Poor, Amigos for Christ, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, to religious orders (like Missionaries of Charity) and thousands upon thousands of individual parishes across the globe who often do their work in anonymity, and you will see some of the charitable works of the Catholic Church.
In the Business Week article below, scroll down to “charities”.
I'm attaching my question to this rather "old" post about the charitable activities of the Catholic Church, because it seems the most relevant.
Does the Catholic Church now, or has it in the past, supported charitable programs to help impoverished Jewish communities in the U.S. or throughout the world (former Soviet Union, Poland, Ethiopia)?
The charitable work of the agencies listed in my quote are available to all without regard to any conditions. IOW, the help is given based on need alone. So, yes if there are impoverished Jewish people, they would receive aid form Catholic charitable orginizations who wouldn't even know that they are jewish, Russian, Polish, Ethiopian, or any other group. They simply wouldn't be asked, they only need to show up and need the help.