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Peoples March for Climate a chance to stand up for truth
An aerial view shows houses of a farm submerged in floodwater in 2013 near Burghausen, Germany. Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march April 29 in the nation's capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss the issue of climate change. CNS photo/Peter Kneffel, EPA

An aerial view shows houses of a farm submerged in floodwater in 2013 near Burghausen, Germany. Catholics participating in the Peoples Climate Movement march April 29 in the nation's capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss the issue of climate change. CNS photo/Peter Kneffel, EPA

Humanity faces a crisis today to restore and sustain a healthy natural environment. The crisis is evidenced in increasing global temperatures, alterations in water distribution, increase in severe weather, loss of arable land, extinction of species. More ...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Holy Week, Easter season prompts thinking toward end-of-life planning
As Christians all over the world begin their Good Friday services, the image of Jesus suffering and dying on the cross reminds us of our own mortality. More ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Welcoming strangers in a time of fear and anger

The Word of God could not be clearer. We are to love our neighbors, including aliens, as we love ourselves. Knowing this simple truth and carrying it out in our personal lives –  and as a matter of public policy –  is a different matter.

 
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Friday, April 21, 2017
Death without dignity in the nation's capital
Recent partisan impasses in Congress raise the question: Can the two parties agree on anything? More ...
Sunday, April 16, 2017
A season for end-of-life planning

As Christians all over the world begin their Good Friday services, the image of Jesus suffering and dying on the cross reminds us of our own mortality.

 

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Online advertisers have better link to kids than TV ever had

The federal government, having observed shameless efforts by mass-media marketers to use children to separate parents from their money, has had to step in repeatedly over the past 40-plus years with laws and regulations to stop this kind of exploitation. That was the subject of the previous “TV Eye” column.

 
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Saturday, April 8, 2017
South Sudan is desperately crying out for the world's attention
Almost six years ago (the Catholic press) reported that the world’s 193rd nation came into being facing an uncertain future. More ...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Do we need a March for Science?
In January, there was the Women's March, in which many women took part to affirm human equality and diversity -- often unaware that the march's premier sponsor was abortion giant Planned Parenthood. More ...
Monday, April 3, 2017
The Ten Commandments: A path to freedom

It's a real temptation to act like our own problems are groundbreaking and unique, that our path is ours alone and that the answers can't possibly be as simple as people say -- and have always said. Our resistance to doing the right thing is even stronger, it seems, when the answers literally have been etched in stone for centuries.

 
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Questioning the wisdom of destroying the Johnson Amendment
In my line of work, I often turn to well-known and credible research entities to get news about data related to the Church and her people. More ...
Monday, March 13, 2017
Love and mercy in politics
Catholics advancing social justice sometimes wonder: Will my efforts have a lasting impact? Am I building God's kingdom or will all of this be wiped away? More ...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017



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