Performance review: Readers rate President Obama

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Article Environment Ethic of Life Politics Social Justice War and Peace
U.S. Catholic readers provide a progress report on Barack Obama’s first term in office.

Performance review: Readers rate President Obama

By Scott Alessi| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Environment Ethic of Life Politics Social Justice War and Peace
U.S. Catholic readers provide a progress report on Barack Obama’s first term in office.

Hold your fire! Let's call a truce in the war on Christmas

By Father Paul Boudreau| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
To the barricades, patriots! Lock down the airports! Suspend the Constitution! Appropriate billions of dollars! Prepare a preemptive attack! The enemies, whoever they are, have launched a war on Christmas!

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Conscientious courage

By Michael Hovey| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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Franz Jägerstätter paved the way for those who object to war by following a higher order.

In April 1974, while serving at the U.S. Navy base in Sasebo, Japan, I visited the Atomic Bomb Memorial Museum in the nearby city of Nagasaki, the second city destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by U.S. forces.


Work hard, pray hard: On Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

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The friendship of two spiritual giants reveals two remarkably different paths to the peace of Christ.

Few have written authoritative biographies of the 20th-century spiritual giants Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker, and Thomas Merton, the celebrated Trappist monk and writer. Fewer still knew them both. But Jim Forest, a former Catholic Worker himself, did, and his unique insight reveals the human side of two figures many Catholics revere as saints, if as yet uncanonized.


Work hard, pray hard: On Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice Spirituality War and Peace Women
The friendship of two spiritual giants reveals two remarkably different paths to the peace of Christ.

Few have written authoritative biographies of the 20th-century spiritual giants Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker, and Thomas Merton, the celebrated Trappist monk and writer. Fewer still knew them both. But Jim Forest, a former Catholic Worker himself, did, and his unique insight reveals the human side of two figures many Catholics revere as saints, if as yet uncanonized.


Starved for attention: Why budget cuts shouldn't include nixing foreign aid

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Article Politics Social Justice
With billions in aid on the chopping block, who is looking out for the world’s poor?

The first hard numbers emerging out of the famine in Somalia are staggering: Between May and August, U.S. aid officials estimate that more than 29,000 children under the age of 5 died in southern Somalia alone. The famine threatens 12 million in the region; the U.N. reports that 640,000 Somali children are acutely malnourished, suggesting the death toll among children is certain to rise.


Day of Recollection: U.S. Catholic readers share thoughts on 9/11

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A decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, U.S. CATHOLIC readers share their memories, regrets, concerns, and hopes. 

When Mary Ellen Kelly heard that a plane had hit the north tower of the World Trade Center, she assumed it was an accident and rushed down the street for a better look. She was only a few hundred feet away when another plane sliced through the south tower, erupting into a fireball. She screamed and fled amid cries from the crowd of “Terrorism! It’s terrorism!”


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The individuals in these stories were interviewed by the editors and Matt Bigelow.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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Faith on the line in Iraq and at home

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