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Screening of “Outcasts” film inspires viewers to serve those in need locally

Brother Elijah, a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and Clifford Azize, producer and director, respond to questions after the screening of the new documentary "Outcasts" at St. Jude Parish on Nov. 5. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

  The screening of a new documentary showing the work of a religious community among destitute and homeless people around the world brought repeated appeals for viewers to “hit the streets” in their own communities to find and serve those in need. “You people know Jesus. That’s why you’re here,” said Brother Elijah, a five-year […]

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Faith, family strengthen Caterpillar executive Ed Rapp for challenges of ALS

Family has always been a priority for Ed Rapp, seen here with (from left) daughters Ali and Steph, wife Ann, grandson Cole Edward, daughter-in-law Katy, and son Jay. “For me now it’s not a question of going places, it’s a question of being with the people you want to be with,” he said. (Provided photo)

Ed Rapp has ALS. Learning that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis came as a total surprise to Rapp, group president of the Resource Industries Group at Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria. There is no cure for the disease, which affects the nervous system and impairs physical function. While ALS still raises more questions than answers for […]

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