In coal country, a Catholic priest fights for environmental issues
September 24, 2015
Joie Chen meets the Rev. John Rausch, who has spent 40 years defending the poor in Appalachia
How is Pope Francis’ message on protecting the environment going over with blue-collar Catholics? In this America Tonight excerpt, Joie Chen meets with the Rev. John Rausch, a priest in rural eastern Kentucky, who has spent years fighting for environmental causes and social justice in a deeply conservative region where the economy has suffered from the collapse of coal industry.