Invest for success: Making capitalism more socially conscious

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Article Politics Social Justice
Bonding with those most in need can yield big returns.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill’s famous observation on democracy: Capitalism is the worst system in the world except for all the others. It’s true that capitalism catches much deserved criticism, often within Catholic social teaching encyclicals, because of its tendency to reduce everything in life to a tradable commodity: natural resources, people, time, the environment. In fact there are few aspects of life that have not been at some point or another poorly served by capitalism.


Job creators: Young adults give small start-ups the jump they need

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Article Social Justice Young Adults
Would-be entrepreneurs often give up for lack of two things: training and cash. Enter some college students with a big idea.

SLIDESHOW: Job creators in action


Job creators: Young adults give small start-ups the jump they need

By Katie Bahr| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice Young Adults
Would-be entrepreneurs often give up for lack of two things: training and cash. Enter some college students with a big idea.

SLIDESHOW: Job creators in action


The fight over fighting poverty: CCHD and the push for reform

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Article Politics Social Justice
Is the bishops’ work to empower the poor Catholic enough? An alliance of pro-life groups says it’s not. 

It was the brainchild of a Chicago priest, Michael Dempsey, in the 1960s, and it has blossomed over the past 40 years into one of the most effective, sustained anti-poverty efforts ever attempted in the United States. In 2010 the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is funding some 250 groups in the United States, wrestling with issues such as education, jobs, health care, violence, economic development, and access to public services.


The fight over fighting poverty: CCHD and the push for reform

By Robert J. McClory| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Is the bishops’ work to empower the poor Catholic enough? An alliance of pro-life groups says it’s not. 

It was the brainchild of a Chicago priest, Michael Dempsey, in the 1960s, and it has blossomed over the past 40 years into one of the most effective, sustained anti-poverty efforts ever attempted in the United States. In 2010 the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is funding some 250 groups in the United States, wrestling with issues such as education, jobs, health care, violence, economic development, and access to public services.


Waist management: Can government regulation curb our bad eating habits?

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Article Politics Social Justice
Banning the Big Gulp isn’t enough to tip the scales in America’s obesity epidemic.

Gluttony is the only one of the not-so-magnificent seven that is literally a deadly sin; Americans have been proving that through congested arteries and heart disease for decades. Lifestyle-driven diabetes makes a cross of daily life for thousands and now even burdens U.S. children, many of whom contract the debilitating illness because of sedentary childhoods and poor eating habits.


Waist management: Can government regulation curb our bad eating habits?

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Banning the Big Gulp isn’t enough to tip the scales in America’s obesity epidemic.

Gluttony is the only one of the not-so-magnificent seven that is literally a deadly sin; Americans have been proving that through congested arteries and heart disease for decades. Lifestyle-driven diabetes makes a cross of daily life for thousands and now even burdens U.S. children, many of whom contract the debilitating illness because of sedentary childhoods and poor eating habits.


Dream deferred: An interview with Rep. Luis Gutierrez on immigration reform

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Article Immigration Social Justice
A congressman would love to see immigration reform become the top priority for the U.S. Catholic Church’s social justice agenda.

Interviewing U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez, arguably the most vocal immigration reform advocate in the U.S. Congress, is a lively experience. As he pounds on the table, enacts and rehearses arguments, pulls out his credit cards to make a point, gesticulates, and at times yells loudly, Gutierrez’ passion for the cause of immigrants is on full display.


Dream deferred: An interview with Rep. Luis Gutierrez on immigration reform

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Article Immigration Social Justice
A congressman would love to see immigration reform become the top priority for the U.S. Catholic Church’s social justice agenda.

Interviewing U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez, arguably the most vocal immigration reform advocate in the U.S. Congress, is a lively experience. As he pounds on the table, enacts and rehearses arguments, pulls out his credit cards to make a point, gesticulates, and at times yells loudly, Gutierrez’ passion for the cause of immigrants is on full display.


Women on a mission: We should join the "nuns" in their care for the poor

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Article Social Justice Women
When the church gets you down, you can always serve the poor.

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