The Common Good

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Voices of the Poor Lost in Honduras' Power Struggle

Two weeks ago Sunday I awoke to my cell phone ringing at 6:45 a.m. In my sleepy delirium I answered it to hear the agitated voice of Isidra, a friend and "hermana" from our church in Flor del Campo, a marginalized neighborhood near the airport of Tegucigalpa.
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Why the Fuss About Dr. Francis Collins' Faith?

I'm excited about the the commentary Dr.
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A Mother of the Disappeared Rejoices at Another's Release

Here is a moving expression of faith-based solidarity from Mrs.
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Executions Worldwide Nearly Doubled in 2008

The number of executions worldwide nearly doubled last year compared with 2007, according to a
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The Pope and the President: Unlikely Allies Seeking Common Ground for the Common Good

When Pope Benedict XVI meets with President Obama in Rome today, a shy German theologian and a charismatic leader known for his international rock star appeal will find plenty to agree on despite s
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Pope Benedict Gets It Right

Jim Wallis has provided a helpful summary of the Pope's encyclical Caritas in
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In Defense of the 'Nice White Lady'

I really hope no one gets offended
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Pray with Your Feet for the People of Iran

I attended a candle light vigil in D.C. last Thursday for those who've died in Iran's recent protests.
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Pope Benedict on the Global Economy

As the G8 Summit begins in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has released a new encyclical on the global economy.
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Let the Little Children Come: Scripture and the DREAM Act

Throughout the Old Testament, we find God's repeated command to care and look out for immigrants.
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