A Winter’s Tale on a Street In New York City

“Hurt, Hungry, Homeless. Need Food, Money, LOVE” (followed by a large heart drawn in bold marker) read the cardboard sign flat on the sidewalk. A dirty, disheveled man of indeterminate age lay next to the sign as the sun was setting on Mercer St. near Washington Square on a recent cold evening.

Net-TV Documentary Will Be Screened at Vail Film Festival

NET-TV’s original documentary “Shelter in the City” has been accepted at the 13th Annual Vail Film Festival to take place April 7-10 in Vail, Colo. The entry marks the first time a NET-TV production will be featured at a major film festival.

Living the Gospel Message

Dear Editor: I would like to thank Rita M. Murphy for those most kind words (Readers’ Forum, Sept. 26) to my letter to The Tablet (Sept. 9) concerning my experiences with homelessness. It is most heartwarming to hear from people like yourself with what you have done to help the homeless. I hope and pray […]

Response to Homelessness

Dear Editor: To Frederick R. Bedell Jr. (Readers’ Forum, “Homelessness,” Sept. 9), I  want to offer my apologies to you for your experience as a veteran being homeless after being released from the U.S. Navy and having served during the Vietnam era. There is something seriously wrong with us as a country when men come […]


Dear Editor: Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are feuding about who is to blame and how much the state and the city are spending on the homeless problem. And yet more people are living on the streets and in shelters. There are now 56,000 men, women, and children living in emergency shelters and thousands more living in the streets.

Concrete Kindness

The Vatican has announced that, in addition to the new showers being built under the colonnade at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City State, barbers in Rome on Mondays (the traditional day off for barbers) will begin offering haircuts and shaves for the homeless and those in need. Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the Papal Almoner, will be in charge of the project, which is set to begin on Feb. 18.