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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Tom Cornell, Catholic Worker, dies

Tom Cornell, Catholic Worker stalwart and Christian nonviolence writer, dies

Tom Cornell, whose actions and writings through more than six decades brought Christian nonviolence and war resistance to the forefront of Catholic life, died peacefully Aug. 1, his two grown children at his bedside and wife, Monica, nearby, at the Peter Maurin Farm in Marlboro, New York. He was 88.

Like Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, Cornell valued a mix of traditional Catholicism with radical activism and dated his involvement with the movement to 1953. It was then, as an unsettled college student, he stumbled across the then newly published book, The Long Loneliness, Day's autobiography. He quickly became enamored with Day and her mission.

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Kentucky's Bishop Stowe describes 'fear and panic' amid historic flooding

As residents of Kentucky endure historic flooding and face a rising death toll — which includes four siblings ages 2 to 8 years old — Bishop John Stowe of Lexington is working to assess the damage, ramp up assistance and listen attentively to those affected.

"All our churches have a social dimension to their ministry — food pantries, second-hand stories — and help people who live in dire poverty day in and day out," said Stowe. "To see this devastation is terrible." 

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