Fr. Madden wins Worcester human rights award

posted by Mike on December 13th, 2010

Father John Madden, pastor of St. John’s Church in Worcester, has won the Worcester Human Rights Commission’s Eleanor T. Hawley Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Human Rights.

According to the City Manager’s letter on the subject:

From serving more than 3,000 meals annually, to housing men in recovery from addiction, a free medical clinic, English as a Second Language classes, to the church’s ministry to Vietnamese residents, Father Madden protects and respects each and every person’s human rights.

The St. John’s soup kitchen has been one of the best around, and a fantastic manifestation of the Catholic Worker spirit in the city. (Fr. Madden spend a number of months living at the New York Catholic Worker house before helping found the soup kitchen at St. John’s.)

We used to write about St. John’s and Fr. Madden much more often around here; we should get back to it.

Hilda Ramirez of the Youth Center also received this award. Congrats to them both!

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3 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On December 13, 2010 at 15:11 Mauro said:

    That’s fantastic. Wonderful news. Congratulations to Father Madden.

  2. On December 15, 2010 at 19:45 Anthony said:

    Fr. Madden is one of my favorite people. His accomplishments in humanitarianism are matched only by his sermons. I am very fortunate to be a member of St. John’s Church where the Holy Spirit drives this man to reach out to his people in a relevant, scholarly and affective manner. He nourishes those without the material necessities as well as the many souls of his flock.

  3. On August 18, 2012 at 12:44 gloria herbst said:

    I am trying to find out how to donate to this cause. please help

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