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Could this rabbi be a first in Congress? - The Washington Post

November 3, 2017
Since the founding of the republic, there have been dozens of Protestant ministers in Congress, and a handful serve right now. Two Catholic priests, too, have served in the House of Representatives. But despite the large number of Jews elected to Congress, not once has a rabbi been elected. In fact, only two have ever run, and neither had much of a chance: In 2012, pop-advice author, television rabbi and Michael Jackson confidant Shmuley Boteach lost badly in his New Jersey district, and in 2008 Dennis Shulman — who got a great deal of attention for being blind and thus a rare disabled... Read more about Could this rabbi be a first in Congress? - The Washington Post

Denver Catholics answer America's affordable housing crisis

October 30, 2017
 
As America watches its supply of housing considered "affordable" for low-income families shrink by an estimated 60 percent since 2010, the Archdiocese of Denver is doing something about it by opening a new "Guadalupe Apartments" complex of affordable studio, one- and two-bedroom units, while continuing to run a 60-bed "Guadalupe Shelter" for the homeless on the same site.

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