Articles Archive for July 2013
On Monday, July 29, in the Chicago Tribune, a group of Catholics published an open letter addressed to me and to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). They accused the Church of turning her back on the poor. This accusation follows a decision by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to include support for “same-sex marriage” as part of their political agenda. The CCHD cannot fund groups that support this goal.
Donors to the CCHD give to this anti-poverty organization with the understanding that their money will be passed …
Crain’s Chicago Business
“There are no ghettos in Chicago,” proclaimed Mayor Richard J. Daley in the spring of 1963. The next day he was booed off the Grant Park bandshell where he was to address a national NAACP meeting.
Exactly 50 years later Mayor Rahm Emanuel told New York Times Magazine writer Ben Austen (June 2) that it was a “false dichotomy” to suggest there is a gulf between the city’s central core and the neighborhoods beyond. Such ideas should be “scrubbed,” quoth Emanuel in a sophisticated echo of Daley’s bloviation.
Sure. There is no gulf …
The L.A. Times reports:
Detroit’s deep financial difficulties may have prompted China to look more closely at its own debt risk. On Sunday, the Chinese government announced that it would be undertaking a comprehensive audit of local debt in China, an issue that has worried economists and others for its potential to shake the world’s second-largest economy. China amassed local government debt as it powered steadily through the global financial crisis in 2008, and experts question whether local governments are now burdened with more than they can manage.
WUIS on Mary Shepard’s loss.