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Catholic Charities, the Salt and Light of the World
11/01/2013 by Monsignor Michael M. Boland

The headlines in Chicago’s news media have been far too tragic in the last few months.   We have heard how gang violence, repeated shootings, school closings, high unemployment, “food deserts,” and rising school drop-out rates plague the most beleaguered neighborhoods.   With so much bad news, it is easy to think that these neighborhoods are hopeless.

And yet, Catholic Charities has thousands of success stories that come right from these very neighborhoods that are besieged by violence and destruction.