Almsgiving cultivates a heart of generosity

A Pew survey released last summer found that 1 in 4 Catholics have reduced the amount of money they give to the Church in recent years. Presumably, there is a direct correlation between that statistic and the fact that 81% of Catholics

City streets in August

City life is hard. It’s hard on the body, mind and soul. You can become completely inundated with activity, overwhelmed with people, sounds and, well, garbage. That last one is especially noticeable in August. When the Republican convention was held in New

Serving the resurrected Christ in his children

There are over 106 million people in the Philippines. More than 81 percent of those people are Catholic. And as many as 1 in 3 children under 5 years old are malnourished. A charity with humble origins in the Archdiocese of St.

Finding good people

I’m always torn. The guy — it’s always a guy — is on the corner panhandling. The question is: To give, or not to give? To say something, or say nothing? I think of the old Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby”: “All the