- Jul 12, 2020
ROME – When we look back at the Catholic experience of the coronavirus, it will be tempting for closures and suspensions to be what we remember most. In many parts of the world Catholics were unable to attend Mass for months, driving some of them online for worship and others
Six decades after its founding, Camillus House has grown from a small overnight shelter into a full-service center, spread across a series of new buildings and offering a comprehensive system of care for the poor and homeless.
The St. Francis shelter serves the homeless in Tuscon.
A year ago, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the head of Pope Francis’s charitable office, became the pope’s Robin Hood when he broke the law to help those most in need.
The serious economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic is seen most clearly in the lives of the poor, the pope said in a message to people who write and distribute “street papers.”
In Britain, the government told all local authorities to get homeless people off the streets during the lockdown, and local hotels have been used to house those who had been living on the streets.