US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Young adults

Foreign guest workers get new protections

By Father Tom Joyce, CMF |
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The various guest worker programs are a small part of the immigration “problem,” but a very significant one. Much of undocumented migration comes because employers often skirt the law and recruit and hire cheaper, undocumented laborers rather than go through government programs. It’s less hassle and gives the employer more control over workers. It’s also a field that replete with abuse. I cut my baby teeth on the issue in the 1960s. We were agitating to end the Bracero program—a World War II effort to recruit Mexican farm laborers to feed America.


Is there a value to Catholic higher education?

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Higher education, particularly that which serves students professionally, is highly valued in this country. But Catholic higher ed also serves us well.

By guest blogger Kevin Considine

It’s “back-to-school” time around the country.  Teachers have planned curricula, students have gotten their school supplies, and we once again will attempt to provide a sound education to our youth.


Bombs in Israel

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Violence hits very close to home for our guest blogger in Israel.

Seeking good neighbors in Israel

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Cathleen Chopra-McGowan reports on the tensions near her home in Israel.


What Kennedy's inaugural means to a young American

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U.S. Catholic's high school intern, senior Steven Rojas of Chicago's Cristo Rey High School, wrote the following for an essay contest on why JFK's words still matter--a challenging and insightful message from a student two generations away from the first Catholic chief executive of the United States.


Prayer comes first on Christmas Day

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Of all the annual traditions to make the season bright, prayer is the one that sticks out for this young adult.

In search of Mass in Israel

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Mass in the Holy Land is comforting to both regulars and travelers who find themselves far from home.

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