Category Archives: People

+R.I.P. Adreinne Asch

Disability rights activist Adrienne Asch passed away last week, only 67 years old. Asch was always an enigmatic figure to me.  Among the disability rights activists, she was particularly strong in her opposition to the abortion of children with disabilities, … Continue reading

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+Fr. Andrew Greeley, R.I.P.

Fr Andrew Greeley was many things – sociologist, novelist, researcher – but he saw it all as one thing: being a priest. Continue reading

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A sociologist’s prayer

I recently found this prayer by W.E.B. DuBois, a ground-breaking African American sociologist and one of the co-founders of the N.A.A. C. P. Here in northern Minnesota with 2 feet of snow on the ground in late April as final … Continue reading

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