How much do you really own?

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Article Social Justice
Catholic teaching says that what's mine is yours when it comes to ownership of private property.

Catholic social teaching used to be called the church’s “best kept secret.” But the secret is getting out in a surprising way. Prominent Catholic Congressman and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has invoked it repeatedly in support of his federal budget proposal. Not everyone agreed with his catechism lesson, and the controversy that ensued probably gave Catholic Social Teaching more public attention than any papal encyclical ever did.


Less isn't more

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Solutions to poverty’s big challenges don’t come in smaller packages.

Less isn't more

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Article Social Justice
Solutions to poverty’s big challenges don’t come in smaller packages.

We are the world: An interview with Cardinal Peter Turkson

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In its 75 years U.S. Catholic has also covered the global church. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana shares with us how we are all connected. 

When Cardinal Peter Turkson flies from Ghana to Italy, all the passengers are escorted by police to a small entry point at the airport in Rome, where their documents are checked even before they get to immigration.  

“Why all this scrutiny?” Turkson asks. “It is because of where the plane is coming from: Africa.”


We are the world: An interview with Cardinal Peter Turkson

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Article Social Justice Vatican
In its 75 years U.S. Catholic has also covered the global church. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana shares with us how we are all connected. 

When Cardinal Peter Turkson flies from Ghana to Italy, all the passengers are escorted by police to a small entry point at the airport in Rome, where their documents are checked even before they get to immigration.  

“Why all this scrutiny?” Turkson asks. “It is because of where the plane is coming from: Africa.”


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.


Vatican 2.0: A look ahead to the next 50 years

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Fifty years after the game-changing council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times.

Rather than taking another nostalgic look back at the Second Vatican Council, the editors of U.S. Catholic decided to mark this month’s 50th anniversary of its opening by inviting some of today’s leading thinkers in the church to sketch out principles that might guide the people of God in responding to several new signs of the times.


Sleeping through genocide?

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The world needs a wake-up call to save a population at risk of meeting a violent end.

What is happening today in the Nuba mountains is exactly a carbon copy of what has been taking place in Darfur—only even worse,” said Bishop Macram Max Gassis, spiritual leader of Sudan’s Diocese of El Obeid. Gassis was speaking outside the United Nations in New York in July and worrying over what he describes as a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Nuba people of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.


Sleeping through genocide?

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Social Justice War and Peace
The world needs a wake-up call to save a population at risk of meeting a violent end.

What is happening today in the Nuba mountains is exactly a carbon copy of what has been taking place in Darfur—only even worse,” said Bishop Macram Max Gassis, spiritual leader of Sudan’s Diocese of El Obeid. Gassis was speaking outside the United Nations in New York in July and worrying over what he describes as a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Nuba people of Sudan’s South Kordofan state.


Admission impossible: Preferential option for the poor at Catholic colleges

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Catholic colleges and universities fall behind their secular counterparts in an effort to recruit, accept, and keep poor students.

Many Catholic colleges and universities boast uplifting stories about reaching out to promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds. As a professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, I have had the privilege of learning with a remarkable young man who overcame incredible odds to get here.


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