To celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius, Chase Llewellyn reflects on his friendship with an unhoused man and what St. Ignatius can teach us about companionship.
June 15, 2020 — Mornings at Pope Francis Center start just after 6 a.m. The skeleton crew of workers line up to have their temperature checked, then they change into work clothes that are laundered on site every day. Finally, they don gloves and masks and get to work preparing for the 7 a.m. breakfast. Each day Pope Francis Center (PFC) serves over 200 people experiencing homelessness in the Detroit area, providing daily meals, health and hygiene services and hospitality.
As U.S. and Canadian governments respond to this public health crisis, we must ensure that legislative solutions take the needs of these vulnerable communities to heart.