Is social justice the same as socialism?

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Article Scripture and Theology Social Justice
Lately there have been accusations that a church with a social justice mission is one that supports socialism.

Conservative TV personality Glenn Beck told Christians, "I beg you, look for the words ‘social justice' or ‘economic justice' on your church website. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. . . . If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop."


Our health care system needs a heart transplant

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Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
And our politicians need a brain transplant. Universal health care is the most compassionate option we have, argues a Catholic doctor, and it’s the smartest, most economical solution as well.

The Congo’s killing fields

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Article Social Justice War and Peace
Families separated. Millions left for dead. Do we share some of the blame?

Patrick Mwnyamahord knows where his father is buried because a neighbor showed him that small place. What he doesn't know is how his father got there, and there was no one he could safely ask, not then. Twelve years ago he and his family made one of a series of sudden escapes from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into nearby Burundi. On this particular exodus his father was too ill to travel and the family had to leave him.


Does consuming art imply an endorsement of the artist?

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Article Culture
Can you enjoy a song or movie without supporting the person who created it? Let your conscience be your guide.

Jesus Christ: Movie star

By Sister Rose Pacatte, F.S.P.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Culture
Ten years after the release of The Passion of the Christ, a renewed interest in biblical films has landed Jesus back in Hollywood.

REVIEW: Well-intentioned ‘Son of God’ doesn’t go too deep

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Article Culture Reviews Scripture and Theology

c. 2014 Religion News Service

(RNS) The first half of “Son of God” features an upbeat and kindly Jesus spreading the good word in familiar, if occasionally over-simplified, biblical phraseology.


American horror story: '12 Years a Slave' and our nation's past

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Article Culture
Hollywood’s recent flood of slavery-themed films might be a sign that our nation is finally ready to confront the sins of its past.

Theodore Parker, the abolitionist preacher and writer, thought that tales such as 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup were the first truly American literature. Those works that described lives of fugitive slaves, Parker wrote in 1849, were the only ones “that could be written by none but Americans, and only here . . . . All the original romance of America is in them, not in the white man’s novels.”


50 years ago in U.S. Catholic: What makes Peanuts run?

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By Martin Jezer

This article appeared in the February 1964 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 29, No. 2, pages 15-18).


The gender politics of the new domesticity

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Article Culture Women
Women who are reclaiming satisfying practices of domesticity are being attacked from all sides.

When I was in graduate school studying theology, I started a blog. Frustrated with the monotony of studying all day, I needed something to break up the hours I’d spend with my nose in a book. I was also recently married, and my husband and I were learning how to live together, cook together, and clean together. I intended to log the trials and triumphs of navigating this new domestic situation and titled my blog with my tongue firmly in my cheek: House Spouse.


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