In 2005 Holy Family Hospice in Parma, Ohio became a part of the St. Augustine Health Ministries, a family of community and residential services in the Diocese of Cleveland. Founded originally in 1956 by the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, New York, Holy Family Hospice was one of seven homes for individuals with incurable cancer. In…

Pope Francis calls us as Catholics to act with great compassion towards the poor and, especially in light of the current refugee crisis, towards those fleeing war and persecution. At the crux of his papacy is a call to embrace our brothers and sisters; “Welcoming others means welcoming God in person.” Members of our Diocese…

(Names throughout this story have been changed to protect the anonymity of individuals involved). Miss Greene is 87 years old and a faithful member of a Catholic parish in Cleveland. With the exception of a cousin in Cincinnati, she has no family in the United States.  A number of parishioners who interact with Miss Greene…