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Another Vatican II Moment for the Catholic Church?

These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy sexual abuse scandals are a source of profound pain and raw anger.
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Colbert's Analysis of Arizona's Immigration Enforcement Bill: No Problemo

A little satire to lighten a week of heavy news on the immigration reform front:


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Khartoum's Continued Insults to Sudan's Many Injuries

Activists are calling Sudan's recent elections "rigged" and demanding that the results not be mislabeled legitimate.
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The Global Emergence Won't Be Televised

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "
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Turning the Tables of White-European-Male-Privilege: 'Our' Tables, 'Their' Tables, and New Tables

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners article "
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'The Earth is the Lord's and all that is in it'

Today is Earth Day, an occasion for marking our responsibility to care for our world and the environment. It seems trite to have just one day to remind ourselves of the importance of this -- though the same could be (and often is) said about Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas, etc.
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A Word from Phoenix: 'I don't want my city to be the Birmingham or Selma in this drama'

On Tuesday, a group of local faith and community leaders, along with Jim Wallis and Noel Castella
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