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“What are you remindedof when you hear the words 'summer in Fukushima'?  I am sure many of you will answer “those delicious peaches”!  However, the influence of radioactivitydue to the explosion at the Atomic Power Plant is still lingering.  Each one of the peaches is examined carefully before shipping, but the wholesale price given inTokyo is 69% of what it used to be...”

 

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Parishioners say thank you to the Sisters who taught them

Sister Beth Davies receives the Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice

On Suday, Agust 2, Sister Beth Davies, CND, received the Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice.

Sister Beth Davies, a member of the Congregation of Notre Dame, has served as an activist and advocate on behalf of the impoverished, addicted and exploited in the heart of Appalachia for more than 40 years. Through her dedicated efforts, Sister Beth has developed a network of medical clinics, worked for environmental protections, built effective substance abuse and addiction programs, and changed the Virginia criminal justice system to improve treatment of inmates.

In her early years of ministry to the people of Appalachia, Sister Beth helped to build a community center and to establish the St. Charles Community Health Clinic, a network of clinics for underserved and low-income families.  As a member of the Catholic Committee on Appalachia, Sister Beth was instrumental in the development of the Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, This Land is Home to Me, which called for a response to the exploitation of people and resources in Appalachia. Through her advocacy, Sister Beth helped to secure passage of the federal law that regulates the environmental effect of coal mining in the U.S.

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