Church and State, Chicago style

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Pilsen.jpgObama, speaking to LULAC today:

I was reminded of this a few years ago when I attended a naturalization workshop at St. Pius Church in Pilsen. As I was walking down the aisle, I saw people clutching small American flags, waiting for their turn to be called up so they could begin the long process to become U.S. citizens.

Pilsen is the old Czech neighborhood on Chicago’s Lower West Side, still Catholic, but now home to the city’s largest Latino community.