REFLECTION: A pilgrimage to the holy land of Appalachia

by Fr. John Rausch, glmy Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Last August during our 2014 pilgrimage, I asked Dr. Tom Barnes, a naturalist with the University of Kentucky’s Department of Forestry, to show our group some waterfalls and talk about the region. Near Wrigley, KY, at a waterfall that ran only a trickle during … Continue reading REFLECTION: A pilgrimage to the holy land of Appalachia

ELECTION 2012: Election Day considerations

by Fr. John S. Rausch, Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Unfortunately, Presidential, Senate and Congressional elections represent more of a beauty contest than a forum for discussing substantive issues.  Single-issue voters can add to the polarization of the political process with their self-righteousness, while PACs can float half-truths and lies about a candidate with … Continue reading ELECTION 2012: Election Day considerations