The 2012 Vincentian Induction and Awards Ceremony was held Feb. 5 at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church. A reception followed. Here are a few photos from the event.
By Patricia Zapor
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Whether the rich-poor divide in the United States is a demographic statistic or a politician’s talking point is irrelevant to the agencies that are simply trying to make sure the people on the poor side of the equation have a roof over their head and food on the table.
They’re too busy trying to figure out how to feed more people with less money.
The growing gap between rich and poor in the United States is a key theme of the “occupy” movement around the country, with participants emphasizing that they represent the “99 percent,” as opposed to the 1 percent who control the majority of financial resources in the world.
What’s behind the frustration with Louisville homeless shelters?
By Anne Marshall
Around Christmas — a time when controversy typically slows down — Occupy Louisville protestors found themselves embroiled in a fight. The city wanted to eliminate overnight camping at Occupy’s headquarters in Founder’s Square Park, and the dispute has since landed in federal court.
As the struggle gained news coverage, the fact that Occupy’s tents housed several homeless individuals surfaced as an issue, and for some, a reason to quash the protest. Occupiers pushed back, pointing to what’s been described in the media as the “terrible” state of shelters in Louisville. They requested a meeting with city officials so they could hear from homeless individuals who feel safer camping than spending their nights in crowded and sometimes filthy, dangerous shelters.
St. Vincent de Paul relies on revenues from our four local Thrift Stores to fund desperately needed services for the poor and homeless here in our community. By donating your gently used merchandise…
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This Easter Sunday, hundreds of men, women and children will eat their holiday meal in our Open Hand Kitchen. Although the plates of ham, turkey, potatoes and salad (along with snack-sized bags of jellybeans) will feed their bodies, many of these hungry people also yearn for nourishment of the soul. That’s why dozens of St. Vincent de Paul’s loyal donors have signed special messages of encouragement on colorful paper placemats that will be given to each guest. Here is a sampling of their well-wishes:
Remembering you with a prayer that God will always keep you in His perfect peace.
Truly, this was the Son of God. Mark 15:39
Happy Easter! May this holy season bring you joy and hope!
Every day is a gift, bright with promise,Generous with beauty, and filled with sunshine. Even when it is raining.
Ann and Don
God bless you.
Don and Peggy
Have a blessed Easter!
JoAnn and Debbie
May you enjoy your day and may Peace, Hope and Strength surround you.Jean
May the Easter season give you peace of heart. Sincerely,
Jim and Joanne
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For many years, we have benefitted from a generous Gift Card program offered through The Kroger Co. You can participate, and help us earn 4% on all your Kroger purchases,…
Lousiville florist Nanz & Kraft offers a unique online fund raising program called Helping Hands. When placing an online order, a customer may select St. Vincent de Paul from a…
Thank you to everyone who came out to Churchill Downs for our 3rd Annual Friends of the Poor Walk. The event raised more than $27,000 for our community outreach to…