Pray that our clergy and bishops make wise decisions is good, but we also must work to bring about what we pray for.
Father Ken, a tireless advocate for social justice, reflected Catholic social teaching and the call to work for needed changes in our society.
The Olympic message stands in sharp contrast to another one playing out on the international stage, the mounting call for more nuclear weapons.
Sexual harassment violates every principle of Catholic social teaching — especially that of respecting the sacred dignity of every other person.
With the almost weekly news stories highlighting the impact climate change is having on our planet, we are invited to deeper reflection on our relationship to the earth, to creation, to the environment.
Now it is time for the rest of us — parishioners, homilists and parishes — to support our bishops on this issue and to live out our Catholic social teachings with a new urgency. It is time to let our leaders in Washington know that we do not accept their attack on millions of people seeking only to live a dignified life.
Our nation is deeply divided along a number of political, economic and social fault lines. As a people, we seem to have given in to a form of discourse and argumentation that lacks basic respect and civility. We may not like the negative political ads or the candidates arguing and debating as if facing mortal enemies, but we are part of the culture that makes it possible.
His name is Omran. He sits motionless in an Aleppo ambulance after his family home was bombed. His silent stare screams at anyone looking: “I am a human being! Why can’t you see me?”
We hear a lot these days about angry Americans. I am not sure who they are, nor do I know all their reasons for being angry. Perhaps recent news reports offer some answers. A column by former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich highlighted income disparity in the United States. The CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, […]