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Are cities responsible for their homeless?

A Los Angeles Times interview with “Father” Alice Callaghan, former Catholic nun, now Episcopal priest and advocate for the homeless in Los Angeles, is the prompt for a discussion at the Burbank Leader‘s In Theory about cities’ responsibilities toward their homeless populations.

In the L.A. Times story, Callaghan talks about Los Angeles’ approach to homelessness and says it is more about visibility than it is about finding ways to end homelessness itself:

In the past, the city redevelopment agency had a plan […]

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New MD bishop interviewed on NPR

“Across the church right now, diocese by diocese, we are holding these days about alcohol and drug addiction. We are now treating the issue as opportunity to learn how to really respond pastorally, in-depth. And as we teach the clergy how to ask the harder questions, they are learning.”

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San Francisco Catholic cathedral’s method of deterring homeless brought to light

KCBS in San Francisco reports:

KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral’s doorways.

The cathedral, at Geary and Gough, is the home church of the Archbishop. There are four tall side doors, with sheltered alcoves, that attract homeless people at night.

“They actually have signs in there that say, ‘No Trespassing,’” said a homeless man named Robert.

But there are no […]

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