Each year, it seems, New Orleans is in the running to be the country’s murder capital. In New Orleans East, across the Industrial Canal from the neighborhoods and scenes that help make the Crescent City an international tourist draw, lies a two-block stretch that has seen six homicides in six months yet is home to a half-dozen churches.
Welcome to the neighborhood known as the Goose.
It’s easy to feel that God is everywhere here; there's a church almost anywhere you turn. Yet when barbarity visits a working-class neighborhood struggling with guns, poverty and addiction, there's a feeling God is nowhere.
Commissioned by CNN.