The Common Good

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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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Push, not Protest, for a Budget with Better Priorities

Several years ago over 100 of us were arrested for blocking a Capital building entrance and protesting tax cuts for the 5 percent wealthiest people and program cuts from WIC, food stamps, college a
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Lent: A Time for Peace

Lent is a season of transition. It is a season of fasting, reflection, penance, and preparation.
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Our Moral Audit of the Budget

Four years ago, faced with a disastrous federal budget proposal, Sojourners coined a phase, "budgets are moral documents." That phrase has now entered the common lexicon, but it remains our fundam
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