Good things ARE happening in government, healthcare, infrastructure, civil rights, justice, environmental issues, education, energy policy, international relations, jobs, and even politics. Occasional Planet seeks out these hopeful developments–especially those that may be happening under the conventional-news radar–and reports them to our readers. We give equal attention to larger issues and trends, and we try to apply fresh thinking to them, too. About our name: When we chose it, we liked that it had a global sense, and we thought it reflected a sense of humor [something that is important to us.] But don’t take us too literally: this blog is anything but “occasional.” We post new items every weekday, and some weekends as well. We’re delighted that you’ve checked in, and we hope you’ll be back more than just, well, occasionally.
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Pope Francis makes headlines by making us think about poor people. Imagine that.
“Pope Ramps Up Charity Office to Be With Poor.” That was a headline in the November 29 th St. Louis Post -Dispatch . Pope Francis is making headlines like this almost every week now. What a concept. He wants church members to use the instruction book writ...6 hours ago
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