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December 28, 2008

CFRs in the New York Times

On Christmas Eve the New York Times profiled the South Bronx community of CFRs who live in radical poverty, and serve the troubled neighborhoods of New York City.
"Early on, definitely it was the decision to live a life of chastity, not to get married, is the big hurdle to making a decision to enter this life," Father Rich said.  "As time goes on there's still a natural struggle that goes one with that, but also in some ways the vow of obedience becomes more difficult.  You try to surrender your plans, your time, where you are going to live...This is a radical investment in the afterlife," he added.
It's a beautiful story, and a wonderful witness.  There's also a video.

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