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|Cabrini, 5500 Paris Avenue, 70122
||Churches spur recovery
Monday, December 18, 2006
In regard to Katrina recovery, is it just a coincidence that in areas where
pastors (perhaps most noticeably Catholic pastors) were allowed to go in and
start rebuilding almost immediately, the rest of the community followed and
recovery is now well under way?
Is it just a coincidence that in those areas where pastors are just beginning
to get back, those communities are still floundering -- way behind of the rest
of the city in recovery? Interesting, isn't it?
Think about it. Some of the best and quickest development has happened in those
parts of town where churches had pastors back as soon as possible, regardless
of the degree of destruction. It shows, I think, the influence one good
religious leader can have on a community and neighborhood.
Wouldn't it have been great to have had them all back in their churches,
whatever the churches' condition, sooner?