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[NEWS] Reminding us of the forgotten

 

From the Philadelphia Inquirer

The Occupy movement arrived in Philadelphia in October, taking over Dilworth Plaza for nearly eight weeks and airing grievances about unemployment, homelessness, and more. But as with other Occupiers around the country, their message was muddied: It never became clear what the protesters wanted or how they would get it.

The movement could learn much from SISTER MARY SCULLION, the tireless and effective advocate for the homeless whom the Editorial Board has named The Inquirer’s 2011 Citizen of the Year. For more than two decades, Sister Mary, 58, has been in the forefront of an uphill battle to improve the lot of the destitute men, women, and children who wander and sleep on the streets. And she has achieved tangible results.