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Chicago archdiocese launches ‘grassroots organizing’ group

Catholic World News - July 16, 2013

The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Justice and Peace has launched a new organization to “unite Chicago Catholics in their baptismal call to build the Kingdom of God through the work of social justice.”

“Organizing Catholics for Justice unites Chicago Catholics through grassroots organizing to address the problem of injustice,” according to the organization’s website. “Our faith mandates that we fight the violence, racism, persecution, and injustice right here in our community.”

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  • Posted by: unum - Jul. 17, 2013 8:23 AM ET USA

    It appears that the Diocese of Chicago has confused the message of Jesus with the message of Saul Alinsky. I can't find the message of Christ's Sermon on the Mount in Alinsky's community organizing? Did Jesus ever recruit disciples to ask Caesar to take care of the poor and disabled with government programs that have no way of showing them the love of God? Isn't the model of St. Vincent de Paul still valid, or has the mission of the Catholic Church become political action? Just asking.

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