The Common Good

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When Local Police Do Immigration Enforcement, the Community Suffers

Two contrasting images recently brought into focus a growing chasm: a forty-something man in jeans and T-shirt squeezing the microphone at a community forum on immigration, face tight with anger a
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Health Care is a Human Right

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), article 25 paragraph 1 says: "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, i
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Abortion Common Ground

In recent days, it seems that the Religious Right is trying everything they can to derail the health-care reform our country so desperately needs.
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Washington Update: Abortion Funding Not in Health-Care Bill

The health-care reform debate in Washington, D.C., has many components, but one that has drawn enormous attention from the pro-life community is a concern over whether health-care
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Global Warming Will Mean Migrant Crises

The planet is warming at an unprecedented rate, and this will have enormous impact: By the middle of this century, an estimated 150 to 200 million people may become permanently displaced due to ris
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What is Wrong With Me, When Seeing Babies is Depressing?

I've heard from many of you who liked last month's post, or were at least relieved by its more positive
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Beer Diplomacy: What Would Jesus Brew?

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." - Jesus in the gospel of St. Matthew "From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world." - St. Arnold of Metz, patron saint of brewers
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Bishops vs. The Bomb: Act II

When the United States and the Soviet Union stared into the abyss of nuclear Armageddon during the Cold War, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick began reading obscure journals like the Bulletin of the At
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My Summer Road Trips

For our family, summer is road trip time. Joy loves to drive, and our two boys, Luke and Jack, are veteran travelers - by land, air, and even sea!
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