Living faithfully in a world of violence

By Father Bryan Massingale| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice War and Peace
In the face of horrific violence the world over, how do we rise above thoughts of revenge and despair?

When the rich get richer: The dangerous economics of inequality

By Anthony Walton| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
The poorest 50 percent of Americans are struggling with flat or falling income levels, negligible net worth, and bleak prospects. How did this happen? And what can we do about it?

Move over Olivia Pope—this is what real scandal looks like

By Meghan J. Clark| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
When scandal looms, who are you going to call—Olivia Pope or Pope Francis?

Take a social justice roadtrip through the hills of Appalachia

By Father John Rausch| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Social Justice

As a Glenmary priest, I’ve lived in Appalachia for 40 years. I’ve found that understanding social justice issues concerning the area and its people demands real-life experiences. Stereotypical images of shoeless kids with dirty faces and torn T-shirts live on beyond the passing of LIFE magazine from a half century ago. The story of Appalachia defies a single photo or story. For those serious about encountering the spirit of the mountains, I simply tell them, “Get in the van, and I’ll take you around.”


The Walter Scott shooting and use of police force

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Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
Catholic moral theologian—and former police officer—Tobias Winright offers his insight on when the use of lethal force by police in the line of duty is justified.

Seven steps for transforming your next mission trip

By Mike Gable| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Parish Life Social Justice
Is your parish, school, or diocese planning a mission trip? Here are some recommendations to make it a better experience for all involved.

Why Oscar Romero's martyrdom is long overdue

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Article Social Justice War and Peace
Though his critics persist, Óscar Romero’s martyrdom has finally been recognized.

Just before Robert White was dispatched as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador in 1980, he attended a National Security Council meeting that included a lively discussion of how much Archbishop Óscar Romero was screwing up U.S. Central American strategy. The archbishop’s “anti-American sermons, his politicizing of religion, and his incitement to rebellion” had been noted by an increasingly apprehensive Carter administration.


A study in black and white: Justin Simien's ‘Dear White People'

By Danny Duncan Collum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Reviews Social Justice
Justin Simien’s Dear White People hammers home the message that everyone is always more complicated than the color of their skin.

Since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last August, race has been back on the American screen, at least the small one. Events in Ferguson have provided TV news with images that seem to recapitulate the past half-century of racial struggle—from police violence to nonviolent sit-ins to outraged burning and looting.  


African American Catholics and the quest for racial justice

By Father Bryan Massingale| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Social Justice
Black Catholics must challenge their fellow believers to live up to the church’s moral teachings on issues of race.

It's time to decriminalize mental illness

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
Calling police to deal with people suffering from mental illness is a recipe for disaster.

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