Entries by Bill Droel

The New Suburban Poverty

The Working Catholic Bill Droel The New Suburban Poverty The very idea of a suburb in the United States has long been promoted as a safe, affordable family-friendly place; that is, as an alternative to a less-desirable, polluted, somewhat dangerous urban neighborhood, and one dense with rental units. Historically in Europe and Africa a suburb […]

Pope Appoints New Promoter of Justice

Pope Appoints New Promoter of Justice American Jesuit Father Robert Geisinger to Become Vatican’s New “Chief Prosecutor” Vatican City, September 10, 2014 (Zenit.org) Staff Reporter |  Pope Francis has appointed Father Robert J. Geisinger SJ to the post of Promoter of Justice for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), Vatican Radio reports. […]

Urban Revival and Suburban Poverty

The Working Catholic Bill Droel Urban Revival and Suburban Poverty The N.Y. Times recently reported that the population of downtown Kansas City, Missouri has increased 50% over the last dozen-plus years. Entertainment venues, restaurants, the arts, higher education and office firms have likewise invested in downtown. Urban planners and developers there predict downtown residents will […]