Francis Chronicles: In his latest bid to help the poor with practical actions, Pope Francis has opened a free laundromat for the homeless in the heart of Rome.
The Peace Pulpit: If you read in the Gospels at any length, you'll find all kinds of examples of Jesus treating people with dignity.
McDonald's opens near Vatican: A McDonald’s opening in the shadow of St. Peter's Basilica is to offer free meals to the homeless in a move aimed at defusing controversy over the fast-food restaurant.
https://www.scribd.com/document/332795627/Who-Is-My-Neighbor-The-Face-of-Poverty-in-Washington-StateThe state's bishops based a pastoral letter, released Nov. 17, in large part on listening sessions held around the state with those who experienced poverty.
The Field Hospital: Catholic communities confront racism; British Columbia parishioners welcome two refugee families; Portland pastoral administrator blames lack of funding for homelessness crisis
Long a thorn in their side when used by conservatives, progressives are now leveraging religious freedom for their own issues.
As millions around the world enjoy summer vacations, Pope Francis is providing a beach escape for those who cannot afford them.
The Field Hospital: Furnished apartments and a home-cooked meal -- two Charlotte parishes bolster work of social service agencies serving homeless families.
For 20 years, the Tomorrow Project has taken a simple but effective strategy for addressing homelessness: beans. What originally started as the Women's Bean Project transformed to the Tomorrow Project.
The Field Hospital: Our Father's Table in South Orange County; Glenmary outreach to U.S. missions; "Homeless Jesus" sculpture installed; ecumenical communities sign declaration about traditional Latino values.