Mercy Mondays

Rev. Monsignor Michael Boland

Rev. Monsignor Michael M. Boland is the President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

  1. Shelter as the Foundation

    By Rev. Monsignor Michael Boland | Monday, November 14, 2016

    Shelter is one of our most critical needs. In many ways, it serves as the foundation, or the building block, of our survival. Often, we hear people ask questions of the homeless, such as “Why don’t they just get a job?” or criticisms like, “If they had worked harder, they wouldn’t be in this situation.” One thing we must remember is that without the foundation of shelter, stability crumbles, and the goals that we strive for seem increasingly more out of reach.