REFLECTION: The hidden poor of Appalachia

by Tony Magliano Back in the mid-1980s, I was working as a director of religious education at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in western Maryland. That part of Maryland, like parts of 12 other U.S. eastern states – from Alabama to New York, and all of West Virginia – is part of the Appalachian Mountain region. … Continue reading REFLECTION: The hidden poor of Appalachia

REFLECTION: To care and cultivate the garden

by Fr. John S. Rausch Last August during our 2014 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Appalachia, I asked Dr. Tom Barnes, a naturalist with the University of Kentucky’s Department of Forestry, to show our group some Kentucky waterfalls and talk about the region.  Near Wrigley, Ky, at a waterfall that had only a trickle … Continue reading REFLECTION: To care and cultivate the garden