This land is our land: National parks protect God's creation for all

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Article Environment
Would you like a demonstration of the Catholic belief that everyone has a right to the beauty of God's creation? Visit a national park.

This October millions of Americans took a stay-cation by watching Ken Burns' gorgeous new film The National Parks: America's Best Idea, enjoying a 12-hour pilgrimage through some of the most beautiful places in the United States, perhaps on the planet.


Manger Danger: Let's keep Uncle Sam out of church affairs

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Article Politics Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
Let's keep Uncle Sam out of the nativity scene by reinforcing the wall between church and state.

Our varied beliefs can bring us together to feed the hungry and comfort the afflicted; to make peace where there is strife and rebuild what has broken; to lift up those who have fallen on hard times. This is not only our call as people of faith, but our duty as citizens of America, and it will be the purpose of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships."


Please, sir, I want some more

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Article Social Justice
The nation's most vulnerable children are getting the short end of the spending stick.

Spending more and getting less: sound familiar?

A recent assessment of the well-being of children in the industrialized world offers some parallels and correlations between the state of the nation's wheezing health care system and the prognosis for its youngest and most vulnerable members: children.


Please, sir, I want some more

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
The nation's most vulnerable children are getting the short end of the spending stick.

Spending more and getting less: sound familiar?

A recent assessment of the well-being of children in the industrialized world offers some parallels and correlations between the state of the nation's wheezing health care system and the prognosis for its youngest and most vulnerable members: children.


Please, sir, I want some more

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
The nation's most vulnerable children are getting the short end of the spending stick.

Spending more and getting less: sound familiar?

A recent assessment of the well-being of children in the industrialized world offers some parallels and correlations between the state of the nation's wheezing health care system and the prognosis for its youngest and most vulnerable members: children.


Are we being greenwashed? When eco-friendly is just a label

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Article Environment
Your reusable water bottle and organic shoes might have more of an impact on Mother Earth than you think.

You want fries with that?: Fat foods are hurting our nation

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Article Politics Social Justice
Fast food has meant a slow death for thousands. Why aren't we doing more about it?

Let them eat cash: An investment strategy for food scarcity

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Article Social Justice
The hungry of the world make an uncommonly good investment opportunity.

Is your faith working?

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Article Social Justice Spirituality
When U.S. Catholic readers punch the clock, they don't forget that they are still on God's time, according to a Reader Survey in honor of Labor Day.

The more we strive to secure a common good corresponding to the real needs of our neighbors, the more effectively we love them," Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his recent encyclical Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth). "Every Christian is called to practice this charity in a manner corresponding to his vocation."


With liberty and health care for all

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Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
In this article from the U.S. Catholic archives, Kevin Clarke explored the state of our U.S. health care in 2004, capturing the effects of a crisis that we're still trying to solve five years later.

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