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Blogger Profile: Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is a native of the Owosso/Flint area, 1964 graduate of St. Mary High School, priest/missionary to Central American country of Honduras, campus minister, hospital chaplain, hospice chaplain. For ten years, married to a union organizer, step-father, grandfather of four. Friend of labor, the poor, and baseball. Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

Fr. Dick Preston's Blogs

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Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

October 19th, 2010

Genesys Workers Victorious

Glory, Hallelujah and Praise to some really strong and resilient hospital workers and union members.We are proud to announce that Teamster Local 332 of Flint, Michigan reached a tentative contract agreement with Genesys Regional Medical Center of Grand Blanc, Michigan on October 2. After ten grueling months of negotiations, hospital-sponsored ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

September 25th, 2010

Prayer and Thanksfulness Given

Having just heard that the Genesys Healthcare management and the unionized LPN/technical staff are going back to the negotiation table, we offer this simple prayer: We thank you, God of Creation, we of Genesys Health management and employees, as we choose to come back together to discuss, negotiate, and share ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

August 20th, 2010

A Day in Solidarity

Wow! What a day!From all over they came: union folk (Teamsters, UAW, AFSCME, OPEIU, Building Trades, Michigan Nurses Association), employees, partners, kids, grandkids, Iraq war vets, clergy, parents. From all over they came to say to the leadership of Ascension/Genesys in Grand Blanc, MI, "We will not accept your immoral ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

August 11th, 2010

Nun Sense Makes No Sense

Morale at Genesys Healthcare plummets.Grievances accumulate.Management offers an ultimatum.Actions contrary to Catholic Church social teaching.Actions also contrary to what the nuns taught us in Catholic school.Phone calls to nuns on the Genesys Board are ignored.Letters to them are returned unopened.Services to the community, to patients, to the poor are cutbackor ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

July 26th, 2010

Report Finds that Ascension Health Has Strayed from its Mission

Greetings in solidarity with all God's creatures, especially the meek, hungry, imprisoned and workers everywhere. Since my last posting, events have intensified in Flint, MI, during contract negotiations at the Catholic-owned Genesys Regional Medical Center (part of the corporate giant Ascension Health). Although the union that represents 300 licensed nurses, ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

June 14th, 2010

Union Busting Is a Mortal Sin

With this statement, the Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, a national organization of professional academics, has clarified Roman Catholic social teaching on the matter of employee/employer relations. Basing its work on Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, 2000 years of a developing understanding of the role of the Catholic/Christian in society, these ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

May 25th, 2010

Nuns Should Know Better

We are continuing to watch the situation in Grand Blanc/Flint, Michigan where a Roman Catholic-owned and run hospital is violating Catholic teaching while local hierarchy turn a deaf ear to the needs of its people. For my part, more e-mails and one direct encounter with a leader of the Michigan ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

April 30th, 2010

Roman Catholic Bishops Ignoring Injustice in Grand Blanc, Michigan

As a married, Roman Catholic priest, I have been steeped in the social teaching of the Catholic Church and have spent years with the poor and workers of Flint and Lansing, MI., Washington D.C. and Central America. So, the recent troubles at a Flint-area hospital caught my attention.A recent political ... continue reading

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  • October 19th, 2010

    Genesys Workers Victorious

    Glory, Hallelujah and Praise to some really strong and resilient hospital workers and union members.We are proud to announce that Teamster Local 332 of Flint, ...

  • September 25th, 2010

    Prayer and Thanksfulness Given

    Having just heard that the Genesys Healthcare management and the unionized LPN/technical staff are going back to the negotiation table, we offer this simple prayer: ...

  • August 20th, 2010

    A Day in Solidarity

    Wow! What a day!From all over they came: union folk (Teamsters, UAW, AFSCME, OPEIU, Building Trades, Michigan Nurses Association), employees, partners, kids, grandkids, Iraq war ...

  • August 11th, 2010

    Nun Sense Makes No Sense

    Morale at Genesys Healthcare plummets.Grievances accumulate.Management offers an ultimatum.Actions contrary to Catholic Church social teaching.Actions also contrary to what the nuns taught us in Catholic ...

  • July 26th, 2010

    Report Finds that Ascension Health Has Strayed from its Mission

    Greetings in solidarity with all God's creatures, especially the meek, hungry, imprisoned and workers everywhere. Since my last posting, events have intensified in Flint, MI, ...

  • June 14th, 2010

    Union Busting Is a Mortal Sin

    With this statement, the Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, a national organization of professional academics, has clarified Roman Catholic social teaching on the matter of ...

  • May 25th, 2010

    Nuns Should Know Better

    We are continuing to watch the situation in Grand Blanc/Flint, Michigan where a Roman Catholic-owned and run hospital is violating Catholic teaching while local hierarchy ...

  • June 14th, 2010

    Union Busting Is a Mortal Sin

    With this statement, the Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, a national organization of professional academics, has clarified Roman Catholic social teaching on the matter of ...

  • April 30th, 2010

    Roman Catholic Bishops Ignoring Injustice in Grand Blanc, Michigan

    As a married, Roman Catholic priest, I have been steeped in the social teaching of the Catholic Church and have spent years with the poor ...

  • May 25th, 2010

    Nuns Should Know Better

    We are continuing to watch the situation in Grand Blanc/Flint, Michigan where a Roman Catholic-owned and run hospital is violating Catholic teaching while local hierarchy ...

  • October 19th, 2010

    Genesys Workers Victorious

    Glory, Hallelujah and Praise to some really strong and resilient hospital workers and union members.We are proud to announce that Teamster Local 332 of Flint, ...

  • August 20th, 2010

    A Day in Solidarity

    Wow! What a day!From all over they came: union folk (Teamsters, UAW, AFSCME, OPEIU, Building Trades, Michigan Nurses Association), employees, partners, kids, grandkids, Iraq war ...

  • September 25th, 2010

    Prayer and Thanksfulness Given

    Having just heard that the Genesys Healthcare management and the unionized LPN/technical staff are going back to the negotiation table, we offer this simple prayer: ...

  • July 26th, 2010

    Report Finds that Ascension Health Has Strayed from its Mission

    Greetings in solidarity with all God's creatures, especially the meek, hungry, imprisoned and workers everywhere. Since my last posting, events have intensified in Flint, MI, ...

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