Is your faith working?

By Megan Sweas| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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.

Whose child is this? Meeting the needs of street children

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
"Banning" Mexico City's street kids only moves their plight from sight.

If you have ever visited Mexico City you may have enjoyed their antics as part of the federal district's colorful backdrop. Maybe you can spot them edging out from the corner of your vacation photos: the late-night Chiclets salesmen, the street jugglers and clowns, the grinning, cajoling panhandlers.

They are Mexico City's street children, tolerated­­, even subtly promoted as part of the city's charm.


Whose child is this? Meeting the needs of street children

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
"Banning" Mexico City's street kids only moves their plight from sight.

If you have ever visited Mexico City you may have enjoyed their antics as part of the federal district's colorful backdrop. Maybe you can spot them edging out from the corner of your vacation photos: the late-night Chiclets salesmen, the street jugglers and clowns, the grinning, cajoling panhandlers.

They are Mexico City's street children, tolerated­­, even subtly promoted as part of the city's charm.


Whose child is this? Meeting the needs of street children

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
"Banning" Mexico City's street kids only moves their plight from sight.

If you have ever visited Mexico City you may have enjoyed their antics as part of the federal district's colorful backdrop. Maybe you can spot them edging out from the corner of your vacation photos: the late-night Chiclets salesmen, the street jugglers and clowns, the grinning, cajoling panhandlers.

They are Mexico City's street children, tolerated­­, even subtly promoted as part of the city's charm.


Who do we think we are?

By James Carroll| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology Social Justice
The church isn't always the loving Body of Christ we imagine ourselves to be. James Carroll nevertheless defends our faith in God, who saves us imperfect human beings from ourselves.

One of the best people I know volunteers in a church-sponsored soup kitchen in a big city. I visited him recently and was deeply moved to watch as he and other volunteers graciously and respectfully served their "guests," beleaguered men and women who otherwise are treated as social outcasts.


Who do we think we are?

By James Carroll| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology Social Justice
The church isn't always the loving Body of Christ we imagine ourselves to be. James Carroll nevertheless defends our faith in God, who saves us imperfect human beings from ourselves.

One of the best people I know volunteers in a church-sponsored soup kitchen in a big city. I visited him recently and was deeply moved to watch as he and other volunteers graciously and respectfully served their "guests," beleaguered men and women who otherwise are treated as social outcasts.


Will teach for tenure

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
Glaring double standards on workers' rights are far from a class act.

When you think of the typical college professor the image of a tweed-afflicted, facial-haired gentleman with a penchant for pipe smoking and an inability to locate his house keys may come quickest to mind. But these days when the real college professor stands up, he may look more like an overtired migrant worker in the fields of academia than a lovably bumbling Mr. Chips.


Will teach for tenure

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
Glaring double standards on workers' rights are far from a class act.

When you think of the typical college professor the image of a tweed-afflicted, facial-haired gentleman with a penchant for pipe smoking and an inability to locate his house keys may come quickest to mind. But these days when the real college professor stands up, he may look more like an overtired migrant worker in the fields of academia than a lovably bumbling Mr. Chips.


Will teach for tenure

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
Glaring double standards on workers' rights are far from a class act.

When you think of the typical college professor the image of a tweed-afflicted, facial-haired gentleman with a penchant for pipe smoking and an inability to locate his house keys may come quickest to mind. But these days when the real college professor stands up, he may look more like an overtired migrant worker in the fields of academia than a lovably bumbling Mr. Chips.


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