Megan Fincher is a Bertelsen Editorial Intern. She holds an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University in Boulder, CO, as well as a BA in Sociology from the University of Illinois in Urbana. Megan has taught writing and reading from the pre-school to the university level. Her most recent teaching experience was in Seoul, Korea, for 18 months. Megan has also volunteered full-time at both the Los Angeles and New York Catholic Worker houses, where she edited and wrote for the Catholic Agitator and The Catholic Worker. She credits Dorothy Day for sparking her passion in journalism, as well as the prayers of many raucous Catholic Workers!   

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US activists answer: What is patriotism?

For most Americans, the word "patriot" probably doesn't include peace activists, people fighting segregation, or journalists exposing classified information. But should it?

Activists to walk 165 miles to protest drone warfare

"They said to each other, 'Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?' And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. ... Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread" (Luke 24: 32-33, 35).

The average American walks less than 3 miles per day, but a group of average Americans plan to walk 15 miles per day for 12 days in June. These folks aren't doing it for fitness; rather, they're walking 165 miles to protest drone warfare.


Baptizing Martians, alien DNA and the implications of genetic manufacturing

Unless you live in outer space, you’ve probably heard the jokes about Pope Francis’ “alien homily” on May 12.


Let the combat dolphins go

The epic battle between Russian and U.S. combat dolphins is about to take place in the Black Sea.

These highly trained dolphins can attack enemy divers, locate mines and plant bombs. Some dolphins will even have knives and pistols attached to their heads -- creating a whole new image of “marine” mammals.

But this is not the plot of an upcoming action-adventure movie. Last week, news outlets across the globe reported this bizarre story as largely fact.