Day: June 17, 2015

Loaves and fishes on West Virginia buses

Loaves and fishes on West Virginia buses

In Jefferson County, W.Va., lunch buses are part of the Summer Intergenerational Food Services Program, which in turn is an initiative prompted by the Feed to Achieve Act, bringing food to children 18 and younger when school is out of session. According to a story from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, when the program started, no […]

A run across America raises money for New Hampshire parish food pantry

A run across America raises money for New Hampshire parish food pantry

He started his research eight years ago. He ran three times a day until he retired, then upped his training. He ordered a stroller in 2012, to carry a necessaries including a tent, a GPS tracking device, water, food and maps of states across the country. Alan Barlow is running 3,200 miles in five months, […]

Our common home: Pope’s environmental encyclical leaked

Our common home: Pope’s environmental encyclical leaked

Cathy Lynn Grossman, writing for Religion News Service and published in Crux, reports on the leaking of a draft of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, to be released officially on Thursday, in which he states that climate change exists, is caused by humans and is having its most devastating effects on the poor. The […]

Speaking to the Soul: Saints

On Sunday evenings I like to stop outside the JingAn Kerry Center in Shanghai to watch the dogs and the people. Affluent Shanghainese from all over the neighborhood bring their pure-bred dogs out for a romp and a little socializing.  There’s showing off, and posturing… and I don’t mean by the dogs.  The dogs are all about playing […]