The three major mayoral candidates — Democrat Eric Adams, Republican Curtis Sliwa and Conservative Bill Pepitone — have offered a wide range of ideas on how to address the tragedy of homelessness in New York.
Ask Vincent Nerone about the homeless population on the streets of New York since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the city, and he doesn’t hesitate. “There’s definitely more people out there,” he said.
In the Gospel according to Luke 9:58, Our Lord Jesus states: “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
Project Hospitality, one of the city’s only providers to operate both street outreach and shelter programs, will be helping to vaccinate dozens of homeless community members across Staten Island on March 27.
The problem has always been there, and now a global health crisis has made homelessness on the subway more visible than ever before.
Good people and good food. That’s what a passerby will find on the third Saturday of each month in front of the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Men’s Shelter on Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, where Mirlande Noel and her family, along with some volunteers, set up tables to feed the homeless, provide clothes and offer some solace.
by Crystal Teresa WolfeFrom Scriptures we know we all have a purpose under heaven. We are born to use our gifts to help others and to glorify God. Because God wastes nothing, we are also meant to transform and transcend our painful experiences and circumstances for the benefit of others. When we know there is suffering and injustice around us, I believe we can be used as God’s hands on this earth to alleviate that suffering. Hope can be found in the solutions, and every problem has a solution.
“We live for the poor,” Friar Benjamin told Angelus, the online news outlet of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “We always go to the worst areas of the cities, places where you find more violence, drugs, gangs, prostitution, you name it.”
In a rare public appearance, Bishop Emeritus Thomas V. Daily was present for the dedication April 5 of the new Brooklyn Residence named in his honor sponsored by Catholic Charities.
People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said.