The Common Good

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From Lazy Pluralism to Active Solidarity

I guess that people are on a journey when it comes to faith. Some admit to being on a journey, while there are those who state they have arrived.
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Blog and Preach to Honor International Women's Day This Sunday

Each year on March 8 the world takes time to observe International Women's Day.
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Good News in Both Word and Deed

It's a new world we're living in. The troubles and hardships that were once easy to shove under our country's red, white, and blue rug now fly up in our faces on a daily basis.
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An Unsung Catholic Environmental Legacy

Current newspapers and blogs are replete with commentaries on the outcome of the presidential elections, the ailing economy, and life issues, especially abortion.
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More Connected Than We Think

Last Friday, I met a vice president for the insurance giant AIG. While I try to be a gracious person, senior management for a giant corporation highly culpable for our current crisis and currently eating up billions in public funds wasn't my top choice for grace that day.
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A Lenten Prayer for Justice, Mercy, and Humility

The season of Lent reminds us of the renewal that came through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
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Beating the F-22 Fighter Jet into a Ploughshare

"People will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy."
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Examining Paul's Perspective on 'Authority'

"A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
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Gender, Genetics, and God

"The difference between men and women," the humorist Dave Barry says, "is that, if given the choice between saving the life of an infant or catching a fly ball, a woman will automatically choose to
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