Greener pastures

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Article Environment
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."


Marked for life

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Article Social Justice Young Adults
Former full-time volunteers confess that their experiences change them for good.

 


No trip to Disneyland

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Article Marriage and Family Social Justice
Mosquito netting and malaria medication aren’t usually on the packing list for a family vacation. But seeing the developing world firsthand can be the first step for young Catholics to realize that “it’s a small world, after all.”

Mother and child reunion

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Article Marriage and Family Social Justice
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.

 


Mother and child reunion

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Article Marriage and Family Social Justice
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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Bishop Wenski calls for priority for the poor in Senate climate change debate

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Human Rights group demands end to rape in war

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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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