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How To Avoid the Student Loan Catastrophe: Student Loans and the Evil Of Usury

The Student Loan Catastrophe; Postcards from the Rubble, by Richard Fossey. ISBN 978-1-5485-9171-7 Reviewed by J. Rick Altemose, Ph.D., a former Catholic Worker at Casa Juan Diego. Let’s start with a pop quiz. Of the following people, which one faces a “catastrophe?” PERSON A, a wheeler-dealer whose habit of taking extreme business risks worked out… continue reading

All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day. Edited by Robert Ellsberg, Marquette Univ. Press, 2010

I would not go so far as to say that I have been steeped in Dorothy Day lore, but I have been a Catholic Worker for a while, and we do talk about Dorothy quite a bit around here at the Houston Catholic Worker. I am surrounded by people who know an immense amount about… continue reading

Aliens and the Bible: Evangelical Protestant Approaches to the Undocumented

The author is a Catholic Worker at Casa Juan Diego, on sabbatical leave from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible (2008) by M. Daniel Carroll R. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 174 pp., $16.99 (paper) The Immigration Crisis: Immigrants, Aliens, and the Bible (2009) by James… continue reading