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Tag: Homeless

Listen and Ask Before You Give

October 10, AD 2017 0 Comments
Listen and Ask Before You Give

Lawyers are taught to listen carefully to what our clients say and to ask questions, because a client might think that one issue presents the right course of action to take in court, but in reality a detail that may seem incidental to them could present a stronger case with a different line of argument. […]

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The Third Option

March 26, AD 2016 3 Comments
The Third Option

The other night, as I was leaving the St. Joseph Cathedral having attended the Chrism Mass, I saw a homeless woman sitting on the steps to the Cathedral’s parking lot. Everyone kept walking past her as if she didn’t exist, as if they didn’t see her. Everyone. We had all just celebrated the Mass and yet […]

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Look Him in the Eye

April 26, AD 2015 4 Comments
Look Him in the Eye

How often do you walk by someone who is homeless or in need, asking for change on the street? This is often more common in larger cities, but even where I live in a college town, there are many homeless men and women asking for aid on street corners. I’ve even encountered homeless individuals in […]

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Works of Mercy Part IV–Clothe the Naked and Bear Wrongs Willingly

March 13, AD 2015 2 Comments
Works of Mercy Part IV–Clothe the Naked and Bear Wrongs Willingly

This is part IV of a series on works of mercy which I have written for Lent. You can read part I, part II, and part III first. Clothe the Naked and Bear Wrongs Willingly A couple of years ago, there was a kerfuffle over the popular clothing maker Abercrombie and Fitch when some remarks made by […]

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Helping the Homeless

June 19, AD 2012 4 Comments
Helping the Homeless

I had an interesting experience this past week. Tuesday night, as I was walking around downtown Buffalo with a friend, a homeless man approached me and asked for money to buy some food. I live in the heart of a downtown area so this experience is not uncommon. If this request happened a few years […]

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