VATICAN CITY - In his latest bid to ease the suffering of the poor — and upend the expectations of the papacy — Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless under the sweeping white colonnade of St. Peter’s Square.

Published in Vatican

Imagine for a moment that you have no home. 

What would you do for meals today? Where would you shower? Where would you sleep? If you have children, how would you provide for them? 

Published in Tony Magliano

TORONTO - It’s Out of The Cold season in Toronto. That means thousands of volunteers working in church basements, mosques and synagogues over the cold winter months to keep the homeless safe. 

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

TORONTO - Homelessness is solvable and even if the solution isn’t cheap every dollar spent to put homeless people in an apartment of their own saves $2.17 that would otherwise be spent on hospital emergency room visits, other medical services, shelters, prisons and policing, a new study has found.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

TORONTO - Twenty-two students journeyed through downtown Toronto on May 16 with bags of sandwiches for the homeless as part of a Grade 11 leadership and peer support course at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton C.S.S. Night School. 

The students were led by their teacher, David DiMauro, otherwise known as “Papa Bear,” who was very happy they were able to go on this trip.

Published in Youth Speak News

To help raise money and awareness for poverty and homelessness, about 265 Catholic high school students pitched tents outside Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ont., May 3 to show their solidarity with the less fortunate.

Hosted by ShareLife in co-operation with the archdiocese of Toronto’s Office of Catholic Youth, the inaugural Tent City event in Midland didn’t go as planned. A thunderstorm that blew through broke tents and sent students from the Toronto, Durham, Dufferin-Peel, Simcoe-Muskoka and La Conseil Scholaire de Centre-Sud Catholic school boards to an overnight sleep inside the Shrine.

Published in Youth Speak News
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