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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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Why do people pray?

by Paul Fromberg

I used to preside at a weekly healing prayer service – it was in a very traditional kind of church. The congregation would come up, one at a time, to pray while everyone looked on. After the first service I’d ask each one what they wanted me to pray for, which took some of the congregants completely by surprise. They’d name the need for prayer, some changing it weekly, others repeating the same request week after week.

Why do […]

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