The housing crisis hits ever closer to home

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Article Social Justice
Experts in economics are not the only ones talking about the housing crisis—the U.S. Catholic Bishops are as well. Affordable housing is one of two domestic policy priorities for the 2008 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering.

Womb for rent

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Article Ethic of Life Marriage and Family
  
Have infertile couples taken a maternity leave of their senses?

Change the climate in Washington

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Article Environment Social Justice
The poor are victims of our failure to protect the environment.

Important climate change legislation outlined last summer provided funds to help poor countries adapt to the effects of climate change. Just before the Senate was to consider the legislation, however, these provisions had vanished.

"To be honest with you," a Senate aide told representatives of the faith community, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, "the provisions don't get us any of the extra votes we need."


Home sweet biohazard

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Article Environment Marriage and Family
There's no place like home, as long as parents prevent it from becoming toxic.

Thoroughly modern parents of the late 20th century might have cracked open a tin of baby formula, poured it into a plastic bottle, and warmed it in a Teflon-coated pan before rushing it to baby's toy-littered nursery. Today's with-it 'rents think twice before exposing their child to-pay attention here, this gets complicated-this following impromptu periodic table of hazardous materials:


The torture show

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Article Reviews War and Peace
  
Jack Bauer and 24 have made torture mainstream in American homes and psyches.

Reality bites back

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Article Reviews
  
New show ideas are endless-and depressing -when real life is the true basis of TV.

I think I can, I think I can

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Article Environment
  
A 19th-century mode of transport may be the answer to our current environmental woes.

Basic Training: Catholic college students at the SOA vigil

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Article Social Justice Young Adults
Catholic college students get schooled in peace and protest at the annual School of the Americas vigil.

 

"Close it down!" Patrick Eccles, a Loyola University Chicago chaplain, shouted to a group of 50 Loyola students about to embark on a trip to Columbus, Georgia to protest the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA). "Close it down," they replied weakly, seeming unsure of their voices, mission, and comrades.


Basic Training: Catholic college students at the SOA vigil

By Megan Sweas| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice Young Adults
Catholic college students get schooled in peace and protest at the annual School of the Americas vigil.

 

"Close it down!" Patrick Eccles, a Loyola University Chicago chaplain, shouted to a group of 50 Loyola students about to embark on a trip to Columbus, Georgia to protest the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA). "Close it down," they replied weakly, seeming unsure of their voices, mission, and comrades.


Recipe for a hungry planet

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Article Social Justice
Feeling helpless about starving children in Asia or even next door? If you're looking for ways to put food on your neighbor's tables, these five practical suggestions are a ...


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