- Jan 20, 2020
An experimental program to address chronic homelessness is guiding people into permanent housing while saving millions of dollars in health care costs, the president of Catholic Charities USA told the U.S. bishops.
Pope Francis on Sunday decried that the “greed of a few” wealthy people is compounding the plight of the poor before sharing a meal with the jobless and the homeless that has become a tradition of his papacy.
Pope Francis on Friday opened a new place for the homeless at the doorsteps of the Vatican. Although calling it a “place” is rather an understatement: It’s really a palace, using the historic name it has had for centuries – Palazzo Migliori.
The Archdiocese of São Paulo and members of Catholic lay movements have been making a huge effort to deal with the needs of homeless people, but they say the problem is getting worse.
In his own way, William “Paco” Pryor never considered himself homeless during the more than 20 years that he lived behind SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. Instead, he found his own version of what most people long for in a “home” — a place where he was welcomed and embraced by people who cared about him.
At St. Andre Bessette Church in downtown Portland a team of nurses and volunteers tend to those who spend their days thinking about shelter and safety — not what’s best for their feet.