Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Monday, October 23, 2006

Our office manager in the London Guardian

Yet more newspaper coverage.... yet Paul is certainly not a 'volunteer', but an good employee at St. John's! NOTE - THIS REUTERS ARTICLE WAS ALSO POSTED ON ABC.COM

Long-suffering Tigers fans appreciate luck when they see it and are glad to take it. But they are not taking chances.
In the shadow of Comerica Park, St. John's Episcopal Church has a banner inviting fans to "pray here" for the Tigers.
"We take it very seriously," said Paul McDonald, a retired General Motors worker who volunteers at the church. "It's not a joking matter."
McDonald said Detroit needed something to feel good about given the tough times for the Big Three automakers that remain the pillar of the local economy.
"This area has been badly hurt and it means a lot," said McDonald. "I see all of these Asian and European cars and I just scratch my head."
Michigan's unemployment rate stood at 7.1 percent in September, far above the national rate of 4.6 percent. The troubled auto sector has cut over 100,000 jobs since January.

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