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Spontaneous Combustion at First Tabernacle, DC

                                                                                           

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Posted in African American Judaism, Faith, Family and Friends, Feeding the Hungry, Fighting Poverty, Friends, Hunger, I BLOG, Justice, Uncategorized

Homage to Joe Bageant

This post is dedicated, with thanks, to Pat Gozemba who introduced me to Joe Bageant—one of her heroes. It’s a tiny tavern at the corner of Kent and Fairfax in historic Winchester, Virginia. Despite its name, there is nothing royal

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Posted in Class warfare, Faith, Feeding the Hungry, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Justice, Middle Class, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

Recognizing “Intrinsically Evil Practices”

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI spoke to US Bishops about the need for an “engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense” to counter any effort to draw Catholic individuals and institutions into “intrinsically evil

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Posted in Budget, Catholic Politicians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Do You See Jesus? A $6400 Question for Seniors

While visiting friends in St. Augustine, America’s oldest parish, a few days ago, two things made me think of Paul Ryan. One, I heard middle-schooler Sam Franzini point out that you could detect USA GOLD in Gabby Douglas’ last name.

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, Feeding the Hungry, Fighting Poverty, Healthcare, I BLOG, Seniors, Uncategorized, US Bishops

From Douglass to Obama: How Far Have We Come?

This guest post is drawn from a presentation by my daughter, Sheela Jane Menon, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas, Austin. It begins to examine the question of how much progress has been made in

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Posted in Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Justice, Race and Art, Race and Economics, Sustainability, Uncategorized

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