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CAP in the News: Kentucky by Heart: Father Ralph Beiting’s impact extends far beyond the organization he founded

Submitted by cdr_admin on Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:40

I do a lot of reading — and often write about — Kentuckians who’ve made a positive difference for our state. One person who I believe often gets overlooked is Catholic priest Father Ralph Beiting, who died at age 88 in 2012. He’s perhaps most easily recognized as the founder, in 1962, of the noted Christian Appalachian Project (CAP), called a “nonprofit, nondenominational organization to help the poor help themselves.” Though known in that special organization and the Catholic Church in the state, I’m not sure that he gets his just due outside those realms. Read the full story at Kentucky Forward.


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