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Faithful Catholics! Don’t abandon Catholic charity organizations!

The precious thing about Catholic charitable service, the thing that makes it something truly more than otherwise-similar service by others who feed the hungry, heal the sick, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless, is loving the whole person, body and soul. Other people do good things; often they do more than us or do… (read more)

On the health care act, the bus nuns, and the wisdom of subsidiarity

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act surprised me–and upset me a good deal. The bishops immediately called (again) for Congress to fix the problems with the law that infringe our religious liberty, though making clear they had never joined in “efforts to repeal the law in its entirety”. But neither did they… (read more)

Food Pantry Gardens

Is the Society of St Vincent de Paul influenced by LCWR Handbook condemned by the CDF?

[Important Update 5/22/12: I was grateful to be informed by Roger Playwin, Executive Director of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in the United States, that the Society has not used the LCWR’s “Systems Thinking Handbook.” He says that the Society’s sources regarding “systemic change” include the Gospels, teachings of the Church “starting with… (read more)

The Miracle of the Multiplication of the Backpacks

I wrote before that I quite enjoy my volunteer job at “Vinnie’s Lockers” helping the homeless to store their belongings. There is one client, Maurice, who has been telling me happily about his small business plan to sell incense and scented oils on State Street, and asking for one of the backpacks we give out,… (read more)

Pray for the homeless

[note: pretty often people searching for prayers for the homeless land on this webpage. You may want to see also this post that includes a short prayer for the homeless. I also pray the Liturgy of the Hours, the structure of which already includes intercessions, making it easy to include daily prayer for the homeless,… (read more)

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