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Preaching God's word with an eye on national politics

Pepperell vicar leads liberal think tank

The Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale at St. David Episcopal Church in Pepperell. The Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale at St. David Episcopal Church in Pepperell. (Jon Chase for the Boston Globe)
By Rich Barlow
Globe Correspondent / March 5, 2009

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One day about six years ago, the Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale was testifying before Congress on behalf of abortion rights, basking among politicians who were interested to hear her views and happy to shake her hand. The next day, the Episcopal priest was back for a meeting at St. David's, her tiny Pepperell church, where a 2-year-old scaled her chair ... (Full article: 1050 words)

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