Can we break free of a failed criminal-justice system?

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Article Social Justice

The U.S. is locked into a correctional system that encourages people to commit more crimes, according to criminologist Jerome Miller. It may be an immediate response to a dangerous situation and it may get some violent people off the street, but at the same time the criminal-justice system makes a lot of people much more dangerous.


Do you take your values Christmas shopping?

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice

What parent doesn't want to make their children's wishes come true at Christmas, to see their little eyes light up as they tear off the wrapping paper on Christmas morning? But for many parents-and grandparents and other relatives-playing Santa has become an ethical landmine.

For instance, what do you do when your 3-year-old wants a Beetle Borg?


Do you take your values Christmas shopping?

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Social Justice

What parent doesn't want to make their children's wishes come true at Christmas, to see their little eyes light up as they tear off the wrapping paper on Christmas morning? But for many parents-and grandparents and other relatives-playing Santa has become an ethical landmine.

For instance, what do you do when your 3-year-old wants a Beetle Borg?


Does the church live up to its teaching?

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Article Social Justice

Does the Catholic Church Practice what it preaches about a just wage? The response of church employees, ranging from lay ministers to chaplains to hospital workers and school teachers, is a resounding no.


Principles of Catholic social teaching

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DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
All people are sacred, made in the image and likeness of God. People do not lose dignity because of disability, poverty, age, lack of success, or race. The emphasis is on people over things, being over having.


Principles of Catholic social teaching

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Article Social Justice

DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON
All people are sacred, made in the image and likeness of God. People do not lose dignity because of disability, poverty, age, lack of success, or race. The emphasis is on people over things, being over having.


Secret disservice

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One of the most important decisions the bishops at the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) made was their refusal to go along with the secrecy that Vatican officials tried to impose upon them. The Vatican bureaucrats of the Roman Curia had long been used to the notion that they knew what was best for the pope's "subjects." The subjects needed only to pray, pay, and obey.


Secret disservice

By Robert Kaiser| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice

One of the most important decisions the bishops at the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) made was their refusal to go along with the secrecy that Vatican officials tried to impose upon them. The Vatican bureaucrats of the Roman Curia had long been used to the notion that they knew what was best for the pope's "subjects." The subjects needed only to pray, pay, and obey.


Social justice for dummies

By Joe Sullivan| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice

Includes bonus information on:

  • The easy way to know the difference between justice and charity
  • The pitfalls that lead to "fringe-ism"
  • What's in it for you

"He's on the Social-Justice Committee," she said, a sound of fear, wariness, even a little contempt in her voice. Here, in the middle of a parish potluck dinner, that phrase came up again. Social justice.


Social justice for dummies

By Joe Sullivan| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice

Includes bonus information on:

  • The easy way to know the difference between justice and charity
  • The pitfalls that lead to "fringe-ism"
  • What's in it for you

"He's on the Social-Justice Committee," she said, a sound of fear, wariness, even a little contempt in her voice. Here, in the middle of a parish potluck dinner, that phrase came up again. Social justice.


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