We’ve stayed in Huntington, West Virginia (pop. 50,000) the last week amidst a whirlind of activity. I was interviewed by the online newspaper here and Channel 3 News did an interview during a whistle-stop event we held downtown. Last Sunday I talked at all the weekend Masses at St. Joseph’s Church about pro-Life issues. We then met with columnist Patrick Grace, who is with Huntington’s Herald Dispatch newspaper. We were on the same page with Mr. Grace when it comes to holding a Consistent Life Ethic. That is, this sets us against abortion, euthanasia, poverty, pollution and anything else that can end life prematurely… We also stumped in the Jolly Pirate Donut place here with some guys at the counter who had seen the Channel 3 News spot. One said: “Whatever you do, don’t say anything against coal as you’re touring West Virginia.” This still didn’t convince me that speaking against blowing the tops off mountains to get to the coal isn’t called for.