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by Ted Schmidt

"Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak, and that it is doing God’s service when its violating all its laws."
John Adams

"If any government sponsors the outlaws and killers of innocents, they have become outlaws and killers themselves."
George W. Bush

One of my great friends and one of the most amazing people I ever met in my life was a Scarborough Foreign Mission priest named Harvey Steele. Pablo, as he was widely known during his long missionary career, was a legend in the co-op movement in Latin America. His fascinating life took him from China to the Dominican Republic in 1946, Panama in 1960, and finally Scarborough in 1978 when I met him.

     To the day he died (in April,1999) Pablo was a voracious reader and student of history. Early in his priestly life, he understood that it was foolish to attempt to preach the Good News to poor people without feeding them and meeting their basic needs. He was
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