Baltimore, Md., Aug 2, 2018 / 23:17 pm
With the highest per-capita homicide rate in the nation, Baltimore has been called the most dangerous city in America - which is why it needs Jesus, says Father James Boric.
But Baltimore can't get Jesus if the doors to his house are closed.
It's why Boric, who serves as rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, is hoping to radically increase the basilica's hours, increase the availability of adoration and confession, and add new urban missionaries.
He wants Jesus to be available to the people on their way home from work downtown, to the people affected by the murders in the city (347 just last year), to the homeless who sleep near the basilica.