Guest Post: Creating a "Writing Bootcamp"

Resource Blog

Summer is a great time to get work done, especially writing if you have no other teaching or course requirements. But how can you make sure you get work done and manage your time effectively? One method is a "writing bootcamp" and guest blogger Danielle Blalock Barefoot writes about what one is and her experience with one.

Monsignor John O’Grady and the Making of Modern Catholic Charity

For all of his gregariousness, Monsignor John O’Grady is one of the lesser-known leaders in twentieth century American Catholic history. And yet, he is one of the founders and organizers of what is today known as Catholic Charities, USA, one of the largest charitable organizations in America, and of CARITAS, which carries the mission to serve and advocate for the poor globally. Like many a priest in the early twentieth-century United States, O’Grady was born in Ireland.

Re: A Healthy Dose of Skepticism

Have you heard that the FDA is now postponing the implementation of the new labels? Also the requirement of chain restaurants to post calorie counts. Not because these are illusory markers of un/health, but because they are inconvenient for businesses.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/06/13/532819225/trump-administr...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/06/13/fda-delays-dead...

Writing the History of Conservative Women - Law and Christianity in West-Central Africa

World Legal History Blog

This month’s blog post is by Charlotte Walker-Said on history of law and religion in West-Central Africa, and touches upon current issues as well. Charlotte is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). Apart from researching the transnational character of Christianity, and its influence on gender politics and family law in Africa, she has also published on human rights in Africa.

A Pennsylvania Catholic in Big Labor's Court

In 1904, a young coal miner in western Pennsylvania, terminated for fighting with his boss over fraudulent practices, was also evicted from his home and forced to leave town. He sadly observed the workingman “is alone. He has no organization to defend him. He has nowhere to go.”¹ Thereafter, this Catholic immigrant from Scotland, Philip Murray (1886-1952), devoted his life to unionism, becoming one of the most important labor leaders in twentieth century America.

Re: Minnesota State Public School: They Were Children...Not Numbers

I was so intrigued by this post that I visitede this orphanage museum last week. I had dug around in some archives of orphanages out in Philadelphia a couple years ago, read up on some of their history, and on some of the academic work on orphanages in the late 1800’s and first half of the 1900’s. But while I grew up in Minnesota and moved back to the state from Philly three years ago, I had somehow never heard of the Minnesota Public School State Orphanage Museum! I thank Anne Peterson for taking the time to show me around.

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