The forecast for tonight is cold, bitterly cold, with a sharp northwesterly wind making the 22 degree temperature at midday feel more like single digits.
It was a bad day. The woman who walked through our door that Tuesday morning was battling cancer.
Poverty and need never take a vacation
It is hard to imagine that something as joyful as the birth of a child could ultimately lead a family to homelessness, but that is what happened to Jessica.
Have you ever seen a homeless person? Most of us have — if not in person, we have seen them on television or in the movies.
As a convert to the Catholic faith, I initially viewed Lent as a time of hardship and deprivation.
For over 50 years, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, has been providing care to the people of northeast Kansas through a variety of services and ministries.
On Nov. 11, the church celebrates the feast of St. Martin of Tours.
I had the opportunity over the summer to meet with a group of amazing people from across the archdiocese as part of an advisory group centered on the church’s mission of evangelization.