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Cardinal Blase Cupich spoke at the City Club luncheon this week. 0

Cupich says sin of racism is at heart of violence, poverty

July 19th, 2017

Cardinal Blase Cupich says 9-year-old Gustavo Garcia’s death by an assault weapon goes to the heart of all the problems city and civic leaders need to figure out.

Standing before a City Club luncheon, the cardinal ticked them off one by one. Guns, violence, poverty, a lack of respect for life and the sin of racism.

“It all leads to hopelessness,” Cupich told the crowd gathered at Maggiano’s banquets in River North.

The cardinal went on to address issues related to violence, guns and the struggles to keep the church viable. He even addressed the  election of President Donald Trump. “We have a government that we deserve because we elected them,” he said.

Get more details in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

 

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