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


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.

Why social justice? ‘Because we’re Catholic’

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Article Ethic of Life Politics Social Justice

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s “seamless garment of life” analogy is well known—and often criticized—for arguing that Catholic social teachings should be applied not only to abortion but also to capital punishment, economic and environmental injustice, war, and euthanasia.


Why social justice? ‘Because we’re Catholic’

By Kristen Hannum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Politics Social Justice

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s “seamless garment of life” analogy is well known—and often criticized—for arguing that Catholic social teachings should be applied not only to abortion but also to capital punishment, economic and environmental injustice, war, and euthanasia.


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