Catholic Charities President Leaves Legacy of Antipoverty Advocacy

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In 2007, two years after taking over as president of Catholic Charities USA, the Rev. Larry Snyder launched a moonshot. With the help of policy changes and a generous public, poverty in the United States, he proclaimed, would be cut in half by 2020. Now, as he prepares to leave Catholic Charities for a new job as vice president for mission at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Father Snyder has scaled down his expectations.

Working together, antipoverty groups can have a real