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Fr. Ray Blake Should Be Applauded, Not Castigated

The Catholic Herald reports:

Recently, I was talking to a literary agent about the need for a novel that portrays the poverty of our age. My imagination is constantly fed by encounters with the new poor in central London. During a recent summer night, I met a group of exhausted children sitting on the steps of my building. Speaking in Spanish, they told me that they had just arrived from Spain, and that their parents had asked them to wait there, while they looked for a bed for the night. So many of my peers, who hold university degrees are in a cycle of sofa-surfing and competing with ten other people for a job of pouring coffee and mopping floors.
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