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Keiki before corporations: Hawai‘i bans chlorpyrifos

Scientists raised the alarm. Doctors raised the alarm. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) raised the alarm, warning that “the risk to infant and children’s health and development is unambiguous.” Sickened teachers and schoolchildren raised the alarm. Mothers who found

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Posted in Children's health, Environment, Environmental Justice, Healthcare, I BLOG, Pesticides, Uncategorized

A chance to make history in Hawai‘i | Pesticide Action Network

Source: A chance to make history in Hawai‘i | Pesticide Action Network

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Posted in Environment, Environmental Justice, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized

How We Get To Heaven

God knows—and we know—that there are plenty of things that we should be worrying about if we really want to make this world a better place. Hunger. Ignorance and the denial of science. Corruption. Discrimination and oppression in all its

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Posted in Child sex abuse, Freedom of Religion, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Presidential Candidates: Extractive or Generative?

In her latest book, Owning Our Future, Marjorie Kelly tells a hopeful story of “Journeys to a Generative Economy.” She describes people who are actually helping to build an economy “around ideals like fairness, community and sustainability—an economy that in

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Posted in Business and Justice, Healthcare, I BLOG, Seniors, Sustainability, Uncategorized

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

GOP Post-Modernism

Anyone who thinks the GOP is captive to Tea Party extremists, obviously has not been paying enough attention to what might be seen as a strong strain of “GOP postmodernism” coming from really deep thinkers like the Newt. I know

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Women's Rights

Repeal Obamacare? What would Fr.Damien say?

“People are suffering. All over the place, people are suffering.”  Sr. Margaret Farley, professor emerita, Yale Divinity School. According to the National Catholic Reporter, a keen awareness of people’s suffering is what drives the Mercy sister and celebrated theologian to

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Posted in Freedom of Religion, Healthcare, I BLOG, Nuns, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

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