Congressmen outline proposal to ban sex-selection abortions in U.S.

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Despite evidence that sex-selection abortions may be occurring in the United States, U.S. law affords "less protection from sex-based feticide" than India or China do, according to proposed legislation that is to be introduced soon in the House of Representatives.


People must live morally, ethically, to save environment, says pope

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CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) -- The only way to put an end to environmental degradation is for people to live more simply and ethically, said Pope Benedict XVI.


Catholic Charities looks to improve affordable housing options

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic Charities USA has called for a nationwide effort to develop affordable housing options for low- and moderate-income people as they face mounting pressure to keep a roof over their heads.


Industrial farming takes money away from rural areas, study says

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A new study said that industrial farming practices -- also known as confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs -- take more money away from rural communities than they leave behind, and leave less money in rural areas than do smaller, family run farms.


Campaign '08: Once allies on immigration, Obama, McCain now diverge

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Not long ago, the two leading presidential candidates clearly supported the same approaches to fixing the dysfunctional U.S. immigration system.


Faith-based invesitors issue statement on market collapse

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NEW YORK CITY -- For the past three decades, members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR, http://www.iccr.org) have worked with financial institutions to address the needs of the poor to obtain access to capital for: sustainable development, affordable housing in the U.S. and responsible lending in developing countries.


Oxfam condemns lethargic reaction to global food crisis

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As world leaders meet in New York at a special Summit on poverty, aid agency Oxfam slammed the lack of urgency by the international community in tackling the ongoing food crisis now affecting close to one billion people.


Catholic Charities USA urges Congress not to forget Main Street while rescuing Wall Street

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The following "action alert" was issued by Catholic Charities USA on September 26...


A few steps closer to the promised land

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The church needs to reclaim a leadership role on race in America.

It was the summer of 1954, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court had troubled the waters of race in America with its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. A 35-year-old World War II combat veteran, a black man, knocked on the door of the rectory at Holy Family Parish in the eastern Kentucky city of Ashland.


A few steps closer to the promised land

By Don Wycliff| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
The church needs to reclaim a leadership role on race in America.

It was the summer of 1954, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court had troubled the waters of race in America with its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. A 35-year-old World War II combat veteran, a black man, knocked on the door of the rectory at Holy Family Parish in the eastern Kentucky city of Ashland.


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