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Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

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Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby Jazznews » Thu May 28, 2009 3:36 pm

The Catholic diocese is cutting back because of funding problems. They are laying off up to 60 people and closing the Multicultural Center on Beld St. on the south side. This will end the free meal program - there were 3 meals/week there. Plus there is a food pantry and other services that will no longer be provided. The last meal will be this Friday.

I think this will really hit people hard, especially with so many losing jobs and homes. I wonder if there's any way to keep it open.
The most noticeable cut will be the closing of the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St., which opened in 1946 as the Blessed Martin House and was expanded in 2002 to serve a growing underprivileged community on the city's south side.

The center provides free meals three days a week, has a food pantry and a parish nurse, as well as offering adult education and employment assistance.

"As the diocese continues to evaluate the programs and ministries provided by the CMC, it will work to do all it can to continue to serve people of one of the city's poorer neighborhoods," the release said.

Media reports said the last free meal at the center will be served on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m....
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby O.J. » Thu May 28, 2009 4:02 pm

Gee...where oh where could the Catholic Church ever come up with some cash?

http://one-faith-of-god.org/final_testa ... h_0030.htm
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby minicat » Thu May 28, 2009 5:10 pm

That wacky Morlino. Someone should make a sitcom about that guy.
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu May 28, 2009 8:34 pm

Maybe someone at the Catholic Multicultural Center, in the eyes of Bishop Molino, committed doctrinal heresy and for that sin, the mission must be closed.
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby white_rabbit » Thu May 28, 2009 9:00 pm

This is nothing but that crazy nut-fucker Morlino retaliating against his flock for a drop in the collection basket because attendance is down and some are holding back because Morlino is a crazy nut-fucker.
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby Bwis53 » Thu May 28, 2009 9:40 pm

So much for the "sanctity of life"! It's becoming a cheaper commodity, and expendable, at this end, by the minute.
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby AaronTheSnob » Fri May 29, 2009 9:06 am

Apparently Ald. Julia A. Derr of the 13th District, is "shocked" (SHOCKED!, I tell you!) by Morlino's abrupt decision to close this facility...this, according to a letter today in the WSJ. No offense to Ald. Derr, but how and why would anyone be "shocked" by anything Morlino would do?
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby Jazznews » Fri May 29, 2009 11:01 am

True, I'm sure Bishop Morlino has no problem getting enough meals. I wonder how the poor kids who depended on those meals are going to do in school for the last 2 weeks. I wonder how they and their families will survive?

There's going to be a meeting about this next week from 9 to 11AM at the United Way building, 2059 Atwood Ave.. And according to this State Journal article, there's going to be a vigil at the center at noon on Saturday. Also in the article it says Bishop Morlino was in Washington yesterday. I wonder how he could afford that?
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby white_rabbit » Fri May 29, 2009 10:18 pm

Money-shot of a PR job there, Morlino. Seriously, in the middle of the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression you close up a soup kitchen in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Madison while sitting on a huge insurance payout for a new cathedral that is never going to be built.

Very "Mother Teresa" like.
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby peripat » Fri May 29, 2009 10:35 pm

Well, maybe he just prefers to head one of the child molesting cults of christianity over heading a charitable organization...image is everything, after all & there is nothing sexy about helping poorer people out (at least not to the rich)
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby snoqueen » Sat May 30, 2009 8:54 am

That arrogant bastard. It's a wonder any Catholics are left in the whole county. They must be resigning in hordes.

Next time Morlino goes on a "business trip" they need to make him drive his own car, like the head of General Motors had to when he took his plea to Washington. And Morlino needs to carry a cooler of food from his food pantry, instead of stopping at restaurants on the way. It's insulting to his whole diocese to make this kind of announcement when he's off on a junket. Did he think nobody would notice?
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Re: Multicultural Center Closing - End of meals

Postby peripat » Sat May 30, 2009 9:01 am

More like he wants everyone to notice-he has the power, cross him and he will not hesitate to use it. It's just his view of the way the church should be-sort of an imperial dictatorship
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