Friday, September 25, 2015

Fr. John Rausch

Fr. John Rausch's reflection on the environment and the church from his view in Eastern, Kentucky

1 comment:

  1. Fr. Rausch,
    You recently wrote:
    "Transnational mining corporations exert disproportionate power over most local communities with negative results, which raises grave concerns for Rome. Too frequently, the mining practices violate the human rights of workers, destroy local environments, introduce negative health impacts, greatly enable substance abuse, allow prostitution and human trafficking, threaten local cultures, and have ties to organized crime."

    My recently published novel, Terrifying Freedom, grapples with these issues.

    The website for the novel is
    An information poster is attached.

    If you have a chance to read the novel I would love to hear your thoughts.
    All the best to you and your work toward justice in Appalachia,

    Linda Smith