The Common Good

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43.6 Million: Census Declares More Americans are in Poverty than Ever Before

It is the highest number America has ever seen: 43.6 million people are living in poverty in the United States, the wealthiest country in the world.
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Give 60 Seconds of Prayer for Peace

It is the time it takes to say the Lord's Prayer three times. Sixty seconds. One minute. On September 21, 2010, U.N.
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Globalized Justice: A Promise to the Poor

Last month I was in a meeting of African bishops discussing the transformation of Africa when a speaker strayed from his specific topic and gave a list of details which outlined the impact of
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The Immigration System: So Much To Fix

It has been one of those weeks. Everything around me seems to need fixing. First the shower backed up, and then my car broke down.
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Friday Links Round Up: Commuter Traffic. October 30. DREAMers.

Commuter Traffic. October 30. DREAMers. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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Welcome, Elizabeth Warren!

It's a great thing that Elizabeth Warren has just been appointed an advisor to the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will help protect consumers from incomprehensible and pr
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Remember the DREAMers, Remember Their Dreams

[Editor's note: The Senate will be voting on the
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Women in Ministry: Following Christ's Example

I recently spoke to a pastor who made his case for not supporting women as senior pastors. "I've asked many men this question," he said.
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Poverty is Not a Dirty Word

Just a few years ago, I remember how often people would be surprised when I told them that one in six children lived in poverty in America.
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The New Consumer: Has the Recession Changed Us?

As young kids, my sister and I always loved to rummage through my grandmother's basement.
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