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Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Mustard Seed Grows in Detroit

A few weeks ago, as we entered the season of Lent, I wrote a blog post about the Poverty Top 40, citing a list of the 40 U.S. cities with the highest poverty rates. At the top of that list was Detroit. In the 1950s, Detroit was the 4th largest city in the United States, the capital of […]

The Power of One (x 600): Building a Community Store

When Pope Benedict XVI issued Caritas in Veritate in 2009, the world was still reverberating from the bank failures and global economic crisis that followed.  His message was timely, and a piercing assessment of the personal and social, as well as economic, missteps that led to the crisis.  But he was also prescriptive, laying out a course […]