Dr. Jim O’Connell and his team of doctors and nurses treat men and women not only at shelters and soup kitchens, but also on the streets where they’ve lived in subway tunnels or under highway bridges, sometimes for decades.
A new chapter in the largely untold story of continuity between Pope Francis and his predecessor came Tuesday, when the pontiff appointed the first bishop to lead North American Catholics who left the Anglican Church.
The Nov. 12 bombings in Beirut’s southern suburbs killed at least 46 people and wounded more than 200. The attacks, for which Islamic State claimed credit, occurred a day before the terror attacks in Paris.
In the wake of hostile political rhetoric and Congressional action to reduce Syrian refugees resettled in the US, Catholic bishops are strongly pushing back, including citing past anti-Catholic bigotry to make their case.