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Homelessness

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  • On L.A.'s skid row, the challenge of the Resurrection

    On L.A.'s skid row, the challenge of the Resurrection
    I go to Mass almost every Sunday, but I try to avoid the big holidays. Especially Easter. In most Christian churches, Easter is a kind of triumphalistic affirmation of Christian certainty. My sense is that the Resurrection is not a celebration; it is a threat and a challenge. Even though I am a Catholic Worker and I live and work with the homeless and serve a meal at our soup kitchen every day, I don't want to encounter the risen Christ, for how can any of us begin to measure up to his example?
  • Years pass, but couple's commitment to skid row hasn't wavered

    Years pass, but couple's commitment to skid row hasn't wavered
    The draft dodger is 68. The ex-nun nears 80. But on a cold early morning in March, they have trundled to a street corner for their regular trip passing out donated pastries to men and women who sleep near the Los Angeles River and underneath its bridges....

    Ridley-Thomas wants veterans to get a share of construction jobs

    Ridley-Thomas wants veterans to get a share of construction jobs
    Los Angeles County officials are considering mandating that veterans make up a significant percentage of workers hired for most county construction projects. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who proposed the requirement, said it's a needed step to...

    Letters: Skid row homeless catch a break

    Re "A new approach to skid row," Editorial, April 4 I am delighted by your editorial. As part of the L.A. Catholic Worker community on skid row for more than 40 years, we have not only fed and cared for the homeless, we have also over the years given...

    L.A. budget official proposes $3.7-million skid row cleanup plan

    L.A. budget official proposes $3.7-million skid row cleanup plan
    Addressing several lingering skid row conflicts, a top Los Angeles city budget official Monday proposed a $3.7-million cleanup plan that would increase 24-hour bathroom access for homeless people and expand storage for their belongings. The proposal,...