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There's enough money for Notre Dame and the poor

4 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

It was a busy afternoon when we visited the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A long line of tourists had gone before us and there was one even longer, and growing, moving steadily to the rear.
The line halted for a second or so at the door as many of us paused, bent down and put a coin or a bill in a beggar's basket. The basket was being watched over by a woman dressed in black with a shawl covering most of her face.
Outwardly, she was the image of poverty, seeking kindness in a space where it was easy to feel a holy presence. The building, inside and out, was mankind's effort, however...
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