July 16, 2014
IT'S A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY:
Cardinal George on border kids: 'We need to protect these abandoned children' (MICHAEL SNEED July 15, 2014, Christian Sun-Times)
Posted by Orrin Judd at July 16, 2014 5:42 PMCardinal Francis George is stepping up to the plate.Sneed is told that George is offering a huge helping hand to the hundreds of unaccompanied children seeking refuge in Chicago from the nightmare of their Central American countries."The Archdiocese of Chicago is asking the federal government to allow us to feed and provide safe temporary housing for the refugee children who are being brought here," George tells Sneed. "The many children on the Mexico-U.S. border who are in danger and without adequate shelter call for a compassionate and merciful response."George also has enlisted the help of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Maryville Academy, which is run by Sister Catherine Ryan, to provide necessary services for about 429 children currently housed in nine Heartland Alliance locations -- the locations of which are undisclosed for security reasons.