Direct deposit: Putting money in the hands of those in need

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Social Justice

Cutting out the middleman may increase the value of our charitable donations.


From death into life

By Mark Meade| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life

Interesting things happen when the bread of life comes to death row.


From death into life

By Mark Meade| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life

Interesting things happen when the bread of life comes to death row.


Stand alone moms: Catholic single parents tell their stories

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Women

For Rosa Manriquez, it was the Catholic school’s father-daughter dance.

For Wendy Diez, it was the e-mail from the preschool teacher addressed to “Mr. and Mrs. Diez.”


Shame, shame: When Catholic institutions fire single moms

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Article Ethic of Life Marriage and Family Women

While not all single mothers are financially strapped, the poverty rate for families headed by single mothers, at 42 percent, is almost three times the rate for the population as a whole and almost four times that of families headed by married couples, according to a 2010 report from the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund.

So a job, especially a good job, is crucial for a single mom.

But in some cases single mothers can be fired just for being single moms—when they work for Catholic parishes, schools, or other religious organizations.


The need for both faith and reason in bioethics

By Father Myles Sheehan, S.J.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Scripture and Theology
Fifty years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the church faces new challenges. In this final installment of a three-part series, Father Myles Sheeshan talks about why the promise of advances in biology and medicine need to be coupled with the insights of faith and reason.

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The need for both faith and reason in bioethics

By Father Myles Sheehan, S.J.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Scripture and Theology
Fifty years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the church faces new challenges. In this final installment of a three-part series, Father Myles Sheeshan talks about why the promise of advances in biology and medicine need to be coupled with the insights of faith and reason.

Read more scholars on today's signs of the times.


Understanding and responding to AIDS in Africa

By Father Bénézet Bujo| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Marriage and Family Sex and Sexuality Women
Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. Father Benezet Bujo challenges us to consider the context of HIV-AIDS in Africa and to find meaningful solutions.

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The church as family is the place where all members give to each other and nourish together the gift of life.


Good newsman

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Spirituality
Tim Russert did more than bring us the news. The host of Meet the Press also showed us how to take our jobs, our citizenship, and our faith seriously.

Mom vs. bomb: A mother of 12 lives out her faith through peace activism

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Article War and Peace Women
Jean Gump has been taking a stand against violence, even when it caused a blow-up at home.

Last fall, at age 85, Jean Gump was released from prison after being arrested and jailed with 12 other protesters. They were caught trespassing at an off-limits federal area at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, home of the atom bomb.


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