US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Greener pastures

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How family farmers are planting for a sustainable future

Russ Kremer had a near-death experience in 1989. On his central Missouri farm, he was bitten by a hog and contracted a form of strep resistant to at least five antibiotics. His hogs' feed included antibiotics to protect them—but not humans—from disease.

Doctors cured him, but Kremer decided to start his farm operation anew, raising hogs naturally. "I quit cold turkey," he says. "I've basically been a crusader or an evangelist for raising hogs this way. I did it because it was the right thing to do."


Mother and child reunion

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Prison can be an unforgiving place, especially for parents who are far away from their loved ones. A program in California lets moms and their kids be a family again.

 


Amnesty International issues global human rights report

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Human Rights group demands end to rape in war

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Bishop Wenski calls for priority for the poor in Senate climate change debate

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Catholic aid agencies plan response to Burma devastation

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Drug War's collateral damage: African American communities?

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Experts say high food prices permanent; bishops urge help for poor

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UK religious call on Britain to kick a bad carbon habit

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Red Cross: Baghdad's Sadr City residents under "strain"

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