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August 2006

Explore upcoming election issues Sept. 30

By Anne Severes
Social Ministry

            I have often heard people remark that they don't vote because it just doesn't seem to matter. Or that somehow registering to vote will expose them to tax audits, jury duty, recalculation of back child support, becoming a 'person of interest" by the FBI, a discovery of unpaid parking tickets, and so on.

Recovery experience brings hope amid the devastation

Editor: The following column on Hurricane Katrina was published in the Aug. 26 issue of the Clarion Herald, newspaper of the New Orleans Archdiocese.

By PETER FINNEY, JR.
Editor of Clarion Herald

To me, the utter fury of Katrina will forever be seen through the eyes of Father Walter Austin, who is now stationed at Ascension of Our Lord Church in La Place but who on Aug. 29, 2005, was imbedded as a chaplain for the Louisiana National Guard at the Superdome.

Catholic church 'ahead of curve' in working with immigrants

By DEACON RANDY A. GROSSE
The Catholic Voice

The Catholic Church often has been a leader in working with immigrants. So it's not a surprise to Father Ryan Lewis, vice chancellor of the Archdiocese of Omaha, to see the church among the leaders in working for immigration reform.

'The church has been proactive in this area, especially in terms of outreach," Father Lewis said about the church's work with immigrants. 'We've been ahead of the curve."

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