The Common Good

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Celebrate 'Buy Nothing Day' with 'Make Something Day'

The day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Americans head for the shopping malls for a ritual known as Black Friday, called such as it's a day when many retailers move from the red (losses) into the black (gains). Black Friday is "celebrated" nationwide by working off Thanksgiving's meal by shopping. Over a decade ago another celebration was started on the same day: Buy Nothing Day.
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Our Children's 'Audacity of Hope'

"I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord
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A Pro-Lifer Who Welcomes the Obama Presidency

In many situations I'm hesitant to use the term "pro-life," as for a lot of people it really means nothing more than "anti-abortion." To be pro-life should mean doing all that one can to protect li
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Keeping the 'Consistent' in 'Consistent Ethic of Life'

Twelve years ago this week, the Catholic Church lost one of her great and humble leaders, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.
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A Pastor's Brother Killed in the Colombian Army's Grotesque Fraud

If no one speaks out, the violence is going to continue. Someone has to give voice to what is hidden.
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Is America the Promised Land or Egypt?

Social location is vital to understanding how people come to their interpretations, and appropriations, of the Bible and its stories.
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Obama: The Power of a Precedent

I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo.
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The Big Shift: Latino Evangelical Voters

In 2004, Latino evangelicals represented
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Don't Take the Bush-Obama Handshake for Granted

The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and cheats. Entire books were created out of thin air to defame opponents.
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