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Two boys stand on a swing set in front of a modern, mid-rise apartment building.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Addison Del Mastro
Housing is an extension of people and of the family, and we can’t ignore the need for more housing simply because we don't want our neighborhoods to change.
Kerry Alys Robinson, new chief executive of Catholic Charities USA. (CNS photo/courtesy Kerry Alys Robinson)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Kerry Alys Robinson began her tenure as chief executive of Catholic Charities USA with a visit to agencies along the southwest border. “I wanted to see firsthand what the realities were," she explained.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Laramie, S.J.
The rectory is dead. Long live the rectory!
Christopher Parker
Young adults with autism have few places to turn when the services they received as children end. This leads many autistic adults to live at home for years with parents who worry for their children as they age.
A man sits on a park bench with his head down and a cloth bag of his belongings next to him .(iStock/Srdjanns74)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Dwayne David Paul
Rather than make it easier to find affordable housing, governments at all levels are trying to “solve” homelessness by criminalizing the actions of homeless people.
A man and woman sit close together and share an intimate moment in a play rehearsal .
Arts & CultureIdeas
Rhoda Feng
“Love,” a new play by Alexander Zeldin, is not a grim report on poverty nor a blistering call for social reform, but simply lets the poor speak their own stories.