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Fr. John Rausch
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Coal miners are marching with angry signs to the headquarters of Peabody Energy in St. Louis and chanting shaming slogans before the offices of Patriot Coal in Charleston, W.V. In both cities the … more
The U.S. Congress comprises 30 percent Catholics, and leaders of both the Republican and Democrat parties in the House of Representatives are Catholic, as is the sitting vice-president. Yet, despite … more
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s, creatively uses Oreo cookies to explain the federal budget. By making one Oreo equal $10 billion, he can stack 70 Oreos to graphically illustrate the $700 … more
Wisconsin under the leadership of Gov. Scott Walker recently passed a law that strips most government workers at the state, county and local levels of their collective bargaining rights. Only police, … more
Every year Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest (ASPI) produces its “Simple Lifestyle Calendar” with daily reminders about walking more gently on the earth. “Take time to get away and … more
With storm clouds changing the sky by patterns of various lights and darkness, 75 people gathered last September on Pine Mountain near Whitesburg, Kentucky, to pray. The ecumenical gathering called … more
Last August 40 U.S. billionaires pledged to give at least half of their wealth to charity during their lifetime or after death. The campaign, called “The Giving Pledge,” was launched by Warren … more
Texas swapped a $600 million prison-expansion plan in 2007 for a $241 million plan to expand its community-based drug and alcohol treatment services. It created residential drug and mental health … more
The pictures of oil-encrusted seagulls and cranes from the Gulf of Mexico glimpse only the surface of the death and destruction beneath the sea from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Marine … more
A few months back, Joe Stack crashed his single-engine airplane into the IRS offices in Austin, Texas. He had struggled for years through several businesses as an independent software engineer, but … more
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