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Posted by jack delaney on Tuesday, August 28th 2018:

When I grew up (in the ninth ward) in the 40's thru 60's. I didn't know any one who was divorced or gay for that matter. My world was an Irish catholic ghetto. The Church (st teresa of avila) was crowded with 6 or 8 masses every Sunday. The parochial schools had 50 - 60 kids per class and were always filled.
Now it's somewhat different.
Gone are the immigrants who made up the hood. Gone too are their kids who moved on to better housing, etc
Now we have something called same sex marriage, That was inconceivable in my day
I suppose we are evolving -- but I'm not sure into what!!
The catholic church has lost its influence; not to mention that the new residents of the ninth ward are from the Carribbean and have less to contribute to the church
Anyone else out there wonder where we are going??

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