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Holy Mass in Memory of Steven

For the first time in New York City, we celebrated the Liturgy in Memory of Steven, one of our first friends on the street who died alone in a bookstore on January 12, 2016. Like Modesta, so many others of our friends suffered from the harshness of life on the street that was exacerbated during […]

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Humanity and Dignity for All

The Community of Sant’Egidio in the United States expresses deep indignation for the harsh treatment of thousands of Haitian migrants gathering at the border in Del Rio, Texas. Fleeing extreme poverty, natural disasters, corruption, and violence in Haiti, and looking only to improve their livelihoods, these individuals and families, many of whom came with their […]

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It’s Time to End This

Empathy from a distance only gets you so far. Like reading about the latest shooting and reaffirming to yourself or others that gun violence is awful. Even vowing to vote the right way when the next opportunity arises. All well and good, but it’s something else when someone you love is killed by a gun. […]

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Pope’s “third way” between liberalism and populism

Last Saturday, Pope Francis went to Assisi to sign his second social encyclical, Fratelli tutti, at the tomb of St. Francis. The title – a phrase used by the saint – and the gesture show the evangelical-Franciscan root, a distinct feature of Bergoglio’s pontificate since the very beginning as he chose his name. What does […]

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Prayer for Peace