A Catholic doctor’s Good Samaritan plan

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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?


More out of Africa

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Article Politics Social Justice
A deal that sounds too good to be true probably is-especially for subsistence farmers.

More out of Africa

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Article Politics Social Justice
A deal that sounds too good to be true probably is-especially for subsistence farmers.

Will work for peace with advocacy

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

Patrick Edrey graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota with a major in peace studies in 2004, and he's worked on the issue of homelessness ever since. He currently serves as a family advocate at Simpson Housing Services in Minneapolis, where he helps families achieve stability and work toward permanent housing.


Resources for peacemaking

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

Want to learn more about peace studies? Here are some resources recommended by people interviewed in Will work for Peace.

Publications:
Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, Revised and Expanded by Stephen Schlesinger, Stephen Kinzer, John H. Coatsworth, and Richard A. Nuccio (David Rockefeller Center Series on Latin American Studies)


Will work for peace in law

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Article Social Justice War and Peace Young Adults

Tona Boyd graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 with majors in government and Spanish and a peace studies minor. During her junior year she oversaw the student peace conference, and after graduation she went on to Harvard Law School. She's currently a clerk on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia and will be working next year as a trial lawyer for the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice.


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