Catholics and the Tea Party: Not our cup of tea

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Article Politics Social Justice
Catholics fed on the church’s social teaching won’t like the taste of what the Tea Party is serving.

Editors' Note: Sounding Boards are one person's take on a many-sided subject and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, it's editors, or the Claretians.


Catholics and the Tea Party: Not our cup of tea

By John Gehring| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
Catholics fed on the church’s social teaching won’t like the taste of what the Tea Party is serving.

Editors' Note: Sounding Boards are one person's take on a many-sided subject and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, it's editors, or the Claretians.


Smoke and mirrors: Our nation's image is marred by social injustices

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
America’s inflated self-image doesn’t reflect our nation’s obvious flaws.

When Harry Potter looks at the magical Mirror of Erised, he sees what he wants to see: his heart’s desire (get it?), a happy and whole Potter family. Harry finds himself transfixed by the beautiful reflection. And that’s the danger of the wondrous mirror, the ever-wise Albus Dumbledore informs Harry: the distinct possibility of never being able to tear oneself away from its satisfying perspective.


Smoke and mirrors: Our nation's image is marred by social injustices

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
America’s inflated self-image doesn’t reflect our nation’s obvious flaws.

When Harry Potter looks at the magical Mirror of Erised, he sees what he wants to see: his heart’s desire (get it?), a happy and whole Potter family. Harry finds himself transfixed by the beautiful reflection. And that’s the danger of the wondrous mirror, the ever-wise Albus Dumbledore informs Harry: the distinct possibility of never being able to tear oneself away from its satisfying perspective.


Houses divided: How the new immigration laws separate families

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Article Immigration Politics Social Justice
New state laws and the failure of immigration reform are taking a heavy toll on children and families.

Carlos Rodriguez has been receiving letters and brochures from colleges and universities from across the country encouraging him to apply because of his outstanding grades in an Alabama high school. He dreams of the day he can start college next year.


Houses divided: How the new immigration laws separate families

By Alejandro Escalona| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Immigration Politics Social Justice
New state laws and the failure of immigration reform are taking a heavy toll on children and families.

Carlos Rodriguez has been receiving letters and brochures from colleges and universities from across the country encouraging him to apply because of his outstanding grades in an Alabama high school. He dreams of the day he can start college next year.


The new immigration laws

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Article Immigration Politics Social Justice
Want to know more about new state immigration laws? We’ve done the research.

In the following states, immigration legislation has been proposed to:

ALABAMA – HB 56


The new immigration laws

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Article Immigration Politics Social Justice
Want to know more about new state immigration laws? We’ve done the research.

In the following states, immigration legislation has been proposed to:

ALABAMA – HB 56


Do you hear the cry of the poor? Liberation theology today

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Article Scripture and Theology Social Justice
Though it grew up in Latin America, liberation theology continues to have lessons for the faithful north of the border. 

People who think of "liberation theology" as a 1960s fad should get to know Fordham University Professor Michael Lee, one of a new generation of Catholic theologians.

Lee's faith was transformed when he put it to work among the poor after college, and liberation theology gave him a way to think about his experience. Now he uses it to help undergrads understand the connection between faith and the needs of the world.


Do you hear the cry of the poor? Liberation theology today

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology Social Justice
Though it grew up in Latin America, liberation theology continues to have lessons for the faithful north of the border. 

People who think of "liberation theology" as a 1960s fad should get to know Fordham University Professor Michael Lee, one of a new generation of Catholic theologians.

Lee's faith was transformed when he put it to work among the poor after college, and liberation theology gave him a way to think about his experience. Now he uses it to help undergrads understand the connection between faith and the needs of the world.


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