Sister Pat battles the board: How women religious are protecting consumers

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To protect consumers and the environment, women religious lead the growing movement that’s taking on powerful corporations—one share at a time.

On May 6 this year, Sister Nora Nash stood before Goldman Sachs’ powerful CEO and his board for the investment bank’s annual meeting. Nash, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia who wears wire-rim glasses and a tentative smile, was calling upon the investment bank to review its senior executive compensation policies and to report its findings to shareholders.


Resources: How to invest faithfully and responsibly

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Article Social Justice Women
Here are some links to get you investing with some social responsibility.

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News on socially responsible investing

Business & Human Rights Resource CentreTracks both positive and negative impacts of more than 5,100 companies worldwide

Christian Brothers Investment Services


Resources: How to invest faithfully and responsibly

By Kristen Hannum| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice Women
Here are some links to get you investing with some social responsibility.

As You Sow
News on socially responsible investing

Business & Human Rights Resource CentreTracks both positive and negative impacts of more than 5,100 companies worldwide

Christian Brothers Investment Services


How do you grade the president?

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Parishes: Let's stop ignoring domestic violence

By Father Charles W. Dahm, O.P.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Women

Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Work hard, pray hard: On Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

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The friendship of two spiritual giants reveals two remarkably different paths to the peace of Christ.

Few have written authoritative biographies of the 20th-century spiritual giants Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker, and Thomas Merton, the celebrated Trappist monk and writer. Fewer still knew them both. But Jim Forest, a former Catholic Worker himself, did, and his unique insight reveals the human side of two figures many Catholics revere as saints, if as yet uncanonized.


Work hard, pray hard: On Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice Spirituality War and Peace Women
The friendship of two spiritual giants reveals two remarkably different paths to the peace of Christ.

Few have written authoritative biographies of the 20th-century spiritual giants Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker, and Thomas Merton, the celebrated Trappist monk and writer. Fewer still knew them both. But Jim Forest, a former Catholic Worker himself, did, and his unique insight reveals the human side of two figures many Catholics revere as saints, if as yet uncanonized.


Work hard, pray hard: More on Dorothy Day

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The editors interview Jim Forest, biographer and friend of Dorothy Day--and a former Catholic Worker himself, about Dorothy Day's abortion, conversion to Catholicism, and what she might think about women's ordination.

How did Dorothy Day become Catholic?


Work hard, pray hard: More on Dorothy Day

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice Spirituality Women
The editors interview Jim Forest, biographer and friend of Dorothy Day--and a former Catholic Worker himself, about Dorothy Day's abortion, conversion to Catholicism, and what she might think about women's ordination.

How did Dorothy Day become Catholic?


A killer toothache: Storytelling for the poor

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Article Politics Social Justice
It’s the hidden tragedies that tell the real tale of our nation’s economic woes.

Don’t tell me your sob stories,” some people will say when you bring up the various trials and tribulations of the poor in an effort to justify, say, extended unemployment benefits, broadened eligibility for food stamps or school lunches, Head Start or universal health care. It’s true that individual stories can’t construct a comprehensive view of a problem, but a stupefying pile of statistics doesn’t do much better in making a problem seem real.


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