Social justice: What's tarnishing its good name?

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Why are some faithful tarnishing the good name of this essential Catholic value?

The do-gooders at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania didn’t alarm anyone initially. They formed a social justice committee in 2009, figuring they would help the poor, mostly those in their own rural parish community, south of Scranton in the rolling hills of the Poconos.


From Isaiah to Economic Justice for All: A brief history of social justice

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From the saints to popes and bishops to theologians, Catholic thinkers have long made the case for social justice, tracing its origins to scriptural accounts from the Old Testament exhortations on justice to Christ’s example of love and outreach to the marginalized.

Social justice: What's tarnishing its good name?

By Kristen Hannum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Why are some faithful tarnishing the good name of this essential Catholic value?

The do-gooders at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania didn’t alarm anyone initially. They formed a social justice committee in 2009, figuring they would help the poor, mostly those in their own rural parish community, south of Scranton in the rolling hills of the Poconos.


Poor spending choices: Catholic values and the U.S. budget

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Getting our nation’s budget priorities in order will require a show of solidarity.

Poor spending choices: Catholic values and the U.S. budget

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Getting our nation’s budget priorities in order will require a show of solidarity.

Cuban comeback: Change is on the horizon in Cuba

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Overcoming great obstacles, many Cubans are returning to the Catholic faith and helping renew the island’s church.

To this day Aldo Santos remembers with gratitude the frequent blackouts he experienced as a child in his native town of Holguín in northeast Cuba. Everyone in the neighborhood would come out of their house to gaze at the stars.

He would look up and ask his father about the moon and the planets and about a future full of dreams. He learned that even galaxies die, and it was then that he began to understand something about the end of things.


Under the influence: Special interests and behind-the-scenes policy making

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The special interest groups pulling legislators’ strings can no longer hide in the shadows.

The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida has focused national attention on the at times mortal perils faced by African American teens due to racial profiling. But the use of deadly force against a young man armed only with a bag of Skittles also inadvertently spotlighted an organization, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), that generally prefers to work in the background of U.S. politics.


Under the influence: Special interests and behind-the-scenes policy making

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
The special interest groups pulling legislators’ strings can no longer hide in the shadows.

The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida has focused national attention on the at times mortal perils faced by African American teens due to racial profiling. But the use of deadly force against a young man armed only with a bag of Skittles also inadvertently spotlighted an organization, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), that generally prefers to work in the background of U.S. politics.


Tunnel vision: How ideological purity is diminishing the church's service to the poor

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Is the demand for ideological purity harming service to the poor?

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