A Catholic doctor’s Good Samaritan plan

By Michael Grady| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
When I give talks on health care reform to faith communities, I often use the parable of the Good Samaritan.

After the priest and the Levite have passed by an injured traveler, the Samaritan man is moved with compassion, providing first aid and then medical care for the stranger. The parable poignantly exemplifies the core tenet of our Catholic social teaching: the respect for human dignity. Sadly, the United States is alone among industrialized societies in its failure to recognize the fundamental right to health care that human dignity demands.


A Catholic doctor’s Good Samaritan plan

By Michael Grady| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
When I give talks on health care reform to faith communities, I often use the parable of the Good Samaritan.

After the priest and the Levite have passed by an injured traveler, the Samaritan man is moved with compassion, providing first aid and then medical care for the stranger. The parable poignantly exemplifies the core tenet of our Catholic social teaching: the respect for human dignity. Sadly, the United States is alone among industrialized societies in its failure to recognize the fundamental right to health care that human dignity demands.


All in a Day's work

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons

Dorothy Day icon by Brian Nicholas TsaiOn Aug. 6, 1976 Dorothy Day was invited to address the World Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia. The date of her talk was, of course, the Feast of the Transfiguration. But it was also, at least on the Catholic Worker calendar, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Consequently we were astonished to learn that the Congress had scheduled for that day--of all days--a Mass to commemorate the armed forces.


The gifts of Saint Dorothy Day: An interview with Robert Ellsberg

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice

Dorothy DayYou have spoken out strongly in favor of canonizing Dorothy Day. How is she a saint for today?


The gifts of Saint Dorothy Day: An interview with Robert Ellsberg

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice

Dorothy DayYou have spoken out strongly in favor of canonizing Dorothy Day. How is she a saint for today?


Saint Dorothy Day, pray for us

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace

We need the example of this woman who tried to live the gospel in the modern world.


Saint Dorothy Day, pray for us

By Tom McGrath| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice War and Peace

We need the example of this woman who tried to live the gospel in the modern world.


More out of Africa

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
A deal that sounds too good to be true probably is-especially for subsistence farmers.

More out of Africa

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Politics Social Justice
A deal that sounds too good to be true probably is-especially for subsistence farmers.

Will work for peace: Peace studies programs at Catholic Universities

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults
For graduates of peace studies programs at Catholic Universities, the career track can lead to all kinds of interesting places.

In her first job out of college, Erin Hivner has been able to do something many recent grads never get a chance to do: put her major to work.

No, she didn't study engineering or accounting or education, majors that lead directly to jobs in their fields. Hivner graduated in 2008 from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus with a major in peace and justice and a concentration in nonviolent conflict resolution.


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