Tag Archives: Chicago

Feeding the Problem

We navigated the never-ending hallways of power-walking nurses and blinking machines looking for our friend, a neighbor from the Cabrini-Green rowhouses.  He was about to be discharged after spending nearly a week in the hospital for issues related to his … Continue reading

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BSL in the News

Check out BSL in the news this week: Chicago Tribune Catholic New World Pulitzer Center Enjoy some fresh perspectives on Brothers and Sisters of Love! To support the cause, donate via PayPal at http://www.brothersandsistersoflove.com   

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Adoration

We walked down the hospital corridor, our eyes briefing looking into window after window of children attached to unnatural tubing, monitors and machines making all sorts of noises. My heart sunk a bit further with each door, and the air … Continue reading

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Workers In the Field

Have you checked out opjchicago.wordpress.com yet? Our latest blog, “Workers in the Field” is posted here: http://opjchicago.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/workers-in-the-field/ . While you’re at it, take a look at all the good work the Archdiocese of Chicago is doing to promote peace and … Continue reading

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A Walk for Change

“Be safe!” “Stay away from the Southside.” These are a few examples of the many advice friends and family gave me before I left for Chicago. Up until now, most of them did not know about some of the areas … Continue reading

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The Case of the Chocolate Bunny

A well-built man, commanding in presence and successful in life, is first to admit he did not think walking the streets was the greatest idea ever invented. He did not immediately see the wisdom in approaching gang members, especially the … Continue reading

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For the Least.

In one of our usual strolls through the Cabrini Green row-houses, the sidewalks were abandoned and the air eerily still. Where was everybody? We soon understood. As soon as we spotted our teenage friends, an unmarked police car swooped onto the … Continue reading

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Judgment v. Love

In Chicago, the murder rate is rising. In the thirty years that Brothers and Sisters of Love has been facing violence on the streets of Chicago I am amazed at how much Chicago has changed. Then I visit a victim’s … Continue reading

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Love Casts Out Fear

For this week’s post, we invite you to visit our reflection for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Peace and Justice Blog. While you’re there, take some time to learn about the great work OPJ is doing for Chicago’s community, … Continue reading

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Chicago “Fun” Facts: Part I

Working with the poor, you learn things that do not get media attention. What are unintended (or intended) consequences of laws? What injustice goes unnoticed because we are unaware? These are some of the things I’ve learned about Chicago recently. … Continue reading

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