Tons of snow and tons of policy: Catholic Social Ministry Gathering Day 2
Despite the federal government shutting down for business under the threat of another snowstorm, the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering was busy with heavy day of policy.
Some attendees were able to keep their Capitol Hill appointments as many senators and their staffs continued to work. One group reported that they not only visited their senators and had an unexpected hour-long conversation with their representative, but also handed out materials to a number of other offices.
Walking to justice with immigrants
Up in the Air
Up in the Air directed by Jason Reitman (Paramount Pictures, 2009)
Catholic workers: How you can get to work
Inspired by the people featured in our Catholic workers story, but still can't think of where you might want to get involved? The U.S. Catholic editors are here to help. We've compiled a list of different ways any old average Catholic can put their faith to work.
Already a regular volunteer? We'd love to hear about what you're doing in our comment section!
One year after hope came to Washington
Today marks the one year anniversary of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Last year it seemed that most of the country was filled with hope (though certainly some were filled with dread).
Today, little of that hope seems to be left.
But rather than blaming Republicans for sucking out all of the liberals' hope or blaming Democrats for squandering their supposed "control" of Washington, one group is proposing a different solution. Their goal: Change Congress.
Blaming God for our failure in Haiti
It's too bad every bit of religious idiocy that comes out of Pat Robertson's mouth gets a headline, his Haiti remarks being an egregious case in point. And it's worse that every Christian with access to a media outlet doesn't immediately grab the mike and denounce what he says and at least offer another Christian response to it, however unsatisfactory, and there are no easy answers to the suffering of the innocent.
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