Pope Francis will welcome several thousand homeless and vulnerable people from all over Europe when they make a pilgrimage to Rome in November.
Officials have announced a possible record-breaking investment in building a new Dorothy Day homeless shelter in St. Paul.
After months among the homeless, Fr. Paul Mast has learned the meaning of “Life as a Locker.” Mast described life in Andrew’s Place, a shelter in Wilmington.
Works of Mercy: How and when have you sheltered the homeless?
The Field Hospital: The San Francisco-based Gubbio Project opens the back two-thirds of St. Boniface Church to those living on the streets so they can rest in safety.
Making a Difference: With so many countless fellow human beings suffering, Jesus' own suffering continues on to this very day -- in them and with them.
A homeless woman was offered a place to stay at a Vatican women's shelter after she gave birth to a baby girl near the colonnade surrounding St. Peter's Square, the Vatican spokesman said.
Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said the Romanian woman, who is one of many homeless in the city, gave birth to the baby in the early morning hours Jan. 20 in Piazza Pio XII, just outside of Bernini's colonnade. Local police, who helped with the delivery, transported the mother and child to the nearby Santo Spirito Hospital.
The Field Hospital: Parishioners handcraft a lifesaving garment for those living on the streets -- a knee-length, hooded parka that is waterproof, fleece-insulated and converts to a sleeping bag.
A gathering focused on the immediate needs of Seattle's homeless will be co-sponsored by the student governments of Seattle University and the University of Washington Dec. 2, on SU's campus.
Though numbering near 2.5 million, homeless youth in the U.S. seep through the cracks -- undetected, unaccounted for, and also increasingly from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.