“No private organization has done more than the Catholic Church of Chicago to contribute to the education and social welfare of the disadvantaged people of the Chicago area.

“No private organization has done more than the Catholic Church of Chicago to contribute to the education and social welfare of the disadvantaged people of the Chicago area. The Archdiocese of Chicago has spent-and will continue to spend-millions of dollars to maintain and improve buildings in the inner city.

Why make such a statement at this time?

Simply because stories that appeared recently in the media regarding the demolition of Catholic churches in Chicago-s predominantly African-American community have reported declarations by well-meaning but uninformed advocates that are simply not true.”