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#FaithfulFilibuster: A Vigil Under the Dark Clouds of Washington
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

We're hearing lots of babble at the Capitol, but across the street, we're trying to hear the word of God — what God says about the people, families, and children who will suffer the most because of W ...

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 4: Piatt FAIL
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

I don’t mind failing as much as I do admitting I’ve failed. And technically, we haven’t blown the SNAP Challenge just yet, but I know for a fact we will by the end of the week. I ...

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 3: Slip-Ups
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 8:23am | Type: Blog

Maybe the serpent in the Garden of Eden story actually was a cute little girl in pigtails. Sure would have been more persuasive than some stupid talking snake. “We should go to a ...

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 2: The Shelf
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

No organics. No lentils. No vegetable broth. I started feeling frustrated by the number of things I wanted that weren’t there. I was going to have to make another trip if I was going to complete my list. ...

SNAP/ Food Stamp Challenge, Day 1: Broke vs. Poor
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

I’ve been broke before, but I’ve never been what I’d consider to be “poor.” Broke is a short-term condition; poor is an inevitable way of life. “So what are food stamps anyway?” ...

Resources for SNAP Food Stamp Challenge
Originally Posted: 01/06/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

Even if you’re not on public assistance and not planning to take part in the challenge, these are useful tools to help anyone on a budget plan for some good, nutritious meals. Aft ...

Cutting Assistance Programs Undermines the Church's Work
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 5:25pm | Type: Blog

If we ignore the needy in our midst by getting rid of one huge way to address that need, we are not following Jesus’ example. On Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee failed ...

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/03/can-an-orange-bracelet-turn-hearts-in-washington/" target="_self"></a>In a credit to both Republicans and Democrats, Congress j ...

Lent on $2.50 a Day
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>My friend Irene Groot decided to try the <a href="http://livelydust.blogspot.com/2010/02/lenten-experiment-blog.html">Lenten Experiment</a> this year. "I recently sent off ...

New Poverty Numbers, Old Poverty Definitions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Numbers released today from the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed what has become widely apparent: more people are living in poverty because of the economic recession. It's tragic but obvious. ...