Watch My Cart

by Mary Rudge (United States) It is my home. In it is everything I own. I have no one to turn to, I need something to return to, It’s my cart. On the sidewalk I’m alone I sleep beside it, care for what’s inside it. Nothing a thief would choose, I’m sure yet I’m more…

Blink Away Poverty

By: Ben Fehsenfeld (United States) When we pass someone on the street she knows exactly what we think of her. How? Malcolm Gladwell explains that when we see someone, a micro-expression crosses our face, lasting a few hundredths of a second and revealing our inner feelings. They’re short enough that if you blink, you’ll miss…

Dublin Boiling

By: Fr. Peter McVerry SJ (Ireland) In over thirty years of working with homeless people in Ireland, I have never been more frustrated.  The frustration of homeless people, particularly in Dublin which has the highest concentration of homeless people, is also at boiling point. The emergency accommodation available to homeless people in the Dublin region…