At least the people who are homeless will be clean

Di sends this, a story about the Vatican putting its finishing touches on a showering unit and barber shop for Rome’s homeless. And Marianne sends this, a story about mobile showering/bathing units. These are actually good starts on our way to providing permanent supportive housing for people who are homeless. Onward.

Pope: Catholics don’t have to “breed like rabbits”

With a dateline “ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE,” the Associated Press reported yesterday that: …it’s not true that to be a good Catholic “you have to be like rabbits.” On the contrary, he said “responsible parenthood” requires that couples regulate the births of their children, as church teaching allows. He cited the case of a woman …