Though the mountains may fall: The cost of mountain top removal

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In Appalachia, the coal industry thrives on stripping the landscape—and people’s livelihoods.


[Watch the slideshow that accompanies this article.]

Rick Handshoe lives on the battle line. Explosions shake his house regularly, covering it with dust and debris and cracking its foundation. A convoy of supply trucks rumbles constantly past his front porch. He lives amid danger and disturbance, with peace but a distant memory.


Though the mountains may fall: The cost of mountain top removal

By Kyle T. Kramer| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Ethic of Life Social Justice
In Appalachia, the coal industry thrives on stripping the landscape—and people’s livelihoods.


[Watch the slideshow that accompanies this article.]

Rick Handshoe lives on the battle line. Explosions shake his house regularly, covering it with dust and debris and cracking its foundation. A convoy of supply trucks rumbles constantly past his front porch. He lives amid danger and disturbance, with peace but a distant memory.


Slideshow: Though the mountains may fall

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This slideshow accompanies the article Though the mountains may fall, which appeared in the April 2012 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 77, No. 4, pages 12-16).


Catholics and the Tea Party: Not our cup of tea

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Article Politics Social Justice
Catholics fed on the church’s social teaching won’t like the taste of what the Tea Party is serving.

Editors' Note: Sounding Boards are one person's take on a many-sided subject and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, it's editors, or the Claretians.


Catholics and the Tea Party: Not our cup of tea

By John Gehring| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Catholics fed on the church’s social teaching won’t like the taste of what the Tea Party is serving.

Editors' Note: Sounding Boards are one person's take on a many-sided subject and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, it's editors, or the Claretians.


Smoke and mirrors: Our nation's image is marred by social injustices

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America’s inflated self-image doesn’t reflect our nation’s obvious flaws.

When Harry Potter looks at the magical Mirror of Erised, he sees what he wants to see: his heart’s desire (get it?), a happy and whole Potter family. Harry finds himself transfixed by the beautiful reflection. And that’s the danger of the wondrous mirror, the ever-wise Albus Dumbledore informs Harry: the distinct possibility of never being able to tear oneself away from its satisfying perspective.


Smoke and mirrors: Our nation's image is marred by social injustices

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
America’s inflated self-image doesn’t reflect our nation’s obvious flaws.

When Harry Potter looks at the magical Mirror of Erised, he sees what he wants to see: his heart’s desire (get it?), a happy and whole Potter family. Harry finds himself transfixed by the beautiful reflection. And that’s the danger of the wondrous mirror, the ever-wise Albus Dumbledore informs Harry: the distinct possibility of never being able to tear oneself away from its satisfying perspective.


Houses divided: How the new immigration laws separate families

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Article Immigration Politics Social Justice
New state laws and the failure of immigration reform are taking a heavy toll on children and families.

Carlos Rodriguez has been receiving letters and brochures from colleges and universities from across the country encouraging him to apply because of his outstanding grades in an Alabama high school. He dreams of the day he can start college next year.


Houses divided: How the new immigration laws separate families

By Alejandro Escalona| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Immigration Politics Social Justice
New state laws and the failure of immigration reform are taking a heavy toll on children and families.

Carlos Rodriguez has been receiving letters and brochures from colleges and universities from across the country encouraging him to apply because of his outstanding grades in an Alabama high school. He dreams of the day he can start college next year.


The new immigration laws

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Want to know more about new state immigration laws? We’ve done the research.

In the following states, immigration legislation has been proposed to:

ALABAMA – HB 56


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