A closer look at the Voting Rights Act

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Article Politics Social Justice

While the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 truly begins with the founding of the United States, the common practice of slavery, and the Civil War, the legislative history of the law began 100 years before the Voting Rights Act was signed into law.


A tribute to the late Father Andrew Greeley

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Article Parish Life Scripture and Theology Social Justice

“It is not surprising,” wrote the editors of U.S. Catholic in the intro to their April 1984 interview with Father Andrew Greeley, that he “is often heard to quote the line from Hilaire Belloc, ‘When I am dead, I hope it may be said, “His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.” ’ ”

Father Greeley died early Thursday morning at his home in Chicago.


Arresting development: The faith community should slow urban sprawl

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Article Environment Social Justice

Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Arresting development: The faith community should slow urban sprawl

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Article Environment Social Justice

Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Practical resources for fighting wage theft

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Article Social Justice

The best resource on wage theft is Kim Bobo’s outstanding book Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid—and What We Can Do About It (The New Press). Originally published in 2009 and updated in 2011, it includes a wealth of information about the problem as well as tons of practical tips on what both individuals and religious congregations can do about it.


Practical resources for fighting wage theft

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice

The best resource on wage theft is Kim Bobo’s outstanding book Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid—and What We Can Do About It (The New Press). Originally published in 2009 and updated in 2011, it includes a wealth of information about the problem as well as tons of practical tips on what both individuals and religious congregations can do about it.


Advising Pope Francis on the challenges ahead

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Environment Ethic of Life Faith and Science Immigration Marriage and Family Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments Social Justice Spirituality Vatican War and Peace Women

Full of surprises: Pope Benedict’s unexpected social justice legacy

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Article Social Justice Vatican

Pope Benedict kept us guessing—especially on matters of social justice.


Full of surprises: Pope Benedict’s unexpected social justice legacy

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Article Social Justice Vatican

Pope Benedict kept us guessing—especially on matters of social justice.


A mother's struggle with her son's incarceration

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Article Social Justice

Luisa Borrego didn’t know much about the prison system before her son, at only 14 years old, was arrested after being in the back seat of a car during a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He was convicted of murder and now, at age 20, is serving a sentence of 50 years to life.


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