by Kevin Manahan
Since 1974, Monsignor Michael Doyle, 76, has been pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Camden. With bars on the windows in the shape of a heart and a statue of a black Jesus in the yard, the Catholic church sits in the middle of one of the city’s most blighted neighborhoods.
His congregation of 300 — predominantly from outside Camden — helps provide funding for a grammar school of 230 students, a soup kitchen that feeds a hundred people each weekend and a thrift store that sells diapers at a loss to local families. [more]
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