Eucharistic Procession through downtown Hollywood draws 800 participants

Event provided encounter with the homeless, began with Mass at Blessed Sacrament parish, concluded with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

A Eucharistic procession is not the first thing people expect to see on the streets of Hollywood, California. But last Saturday, that’s what happened, with hundreds of people taking part in an evening of prayer and encounter with the homeless. Nathan Sheets, executive director of The Center, a group that works to fight isolation among the homeless, told CNA that the event … [Read more...]

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Could this proposal solve San Diego’s homeless problem?

Camp Hope is one way of housing and feeding the poor, but whether the idea gains popularity remains to be seen

The time has come for us to seek out a realistic way to manage our worsening problem of people living on the streets of our city and to do so in a manner that best serves our city’s entire population of 1.35 million. With this in mind, we propose the establishment of “Camp Hope San Diego” on city-owned land adjacent to Brown Field. The purpose of this camp is to safely and … [Read more...]

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Orange diocese hosts homeless memorial service

The 193 homeless individuals who passed away in 2016 on the streets of Orange County due to illness, exposure or violence were remembered

It was a somber evening as the souls of 193 homeless individuals who in 2016 passed away on the streets of Orange County due to illness, exposure or violence were remembered at a pray service. Most of them did not receive a proper memorial at their passing. The Dec. 21 Homeless Persons’ Interfaith Memorial Service, held in the Arboretum at Christ Cathedral, was held on the … [Read more...]

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San Francisco church to hold funeral for beloved homeless man

Thomas Myron Hooker was a fixture at Star of the Sea Parish in the Richmond district

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Anna Rose: Thomas Myron Hooker was a beloved fixture at Star of the Sea Church in the Richmond District of San Francisco. When Mass was being celebrated or when the church was empty, Thomas was often found in the back in prayer and keeping a watchful eye on the church. Always cheerful and smiling, Hooker, a member of the San Francisco … [Read more...]

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Will Prop. 64 passage mean more homelessness?

Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco argues that legalization of marijuana likely to escalate poverty problem

The following is a November 1 Catholic San Francisco article by Bishop William J. Justice, the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. While some may think that the impacts of the marijuana legalization are fairly benign, the evidence to the contrary is well documented and compelling. Obvious effects include an increase in impaired driving, a rise in use among … [Read more...]

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Jesuit ministries seek to make impact to help the homeless in Southern California

Auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark will celebrate Oct. 29 mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood "to raise awareness of the LA housing crisis and the opportunity to do something about it on Election Day"

The following comes from an October 19 Angelus article by Ellie Hidalgo: Homelessness has many faces in the City of Angels. It’s a harsh reality faced by many veterans, seniors, foster youths, the unemployed, working poor families, immigrants, formerly incarcerated, battered women and their children, and those with mental health struggles. To raise awareness of the LA … [Read more...]

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Domestic violence shelter suffers deep cuts

"We’re creating the next generation of homeless families"

The following comes from an October 19 Angelus article by R.W. Dellinger: The letter the Los Angeles House of Ruth got from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority came straight out of the blue last April. It said the domestic violence shelter’s funding from HUD was going to cease as of April 30. “I just about went crazy,” says Sister of Social Service Jennifer Gaeta, … [Read more...]

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Nuns’ San Francisco soup kitchen gets an upgrade

Tony Robbins buys new, better location for the homeless-helping sisters

The following comes from a March 25 SF Chronicle article by Kevin Fagan: First he saved them from being evicted. Now multimillionaire business coach and self-improvement guru Tony Robbins has gone one step further: He has bought the imperiled French nuns of the Tenderloin their own soup kitchen. The new digs are on Mission Street near the 16th Street BART Station — and … [Read more...]

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Counting the homeless

Heartbreaking numbers on Skid Row

The following comes from a February 11 Angelus article by R.W. Dellinger: We left the Los Angeles Mission a little past 9 o’clock on Thursday evening, January 28. The mission of the group I and my editor/photog were tagging along with: to do a point-in-time count of homeless people in census tract no. 2063008 on Skid Row. The biannual enumeration, known as the 2016 … [Read more...]

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A free bus ticket home

Catholic Charities pays Santa Rosa homeless people to return to where they came from

The following comes from a December 22 Press Democrat article by Kevin McCallum: When Marie Stiffend struck out for California in July, the 19-year-old former foster kid wanted to put some distance between herself and the small Oregon town where nothing much ever happened and everybody knew everybody else’s business. She hit the road with her boyfriend and his friend. … [Read more...]

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