The Common Good

Results for Brazil

How Soccer Differs from the World of Partisan Politics
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

After the final whistle ended a hard-fought World Cup match, Brazilian star David Luiz consoled Colombian star James Rodriguez. After the final whistle ended a hard-fought World C ...

Ahead of the World Cup, Brazil's Churches Work to Protect Children from Sex Abuse
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

Brazilian churches in cities hosting World Cup matches have launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the hundreds of vulnerable children at risk of sexual exploitation during the monthlong competit ...

Brazil’s Police Take Bible Classes to Reduce Stress
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their working hours to help them deal with stress and improve their personal and family lives. ...

Brazil Tries to Combat Religious Intolerance of Minority Faiths
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

The couple practiced Candomble, an African-Brazilian faith with roots in Brazil’s slave trade. They dressed in white and believed in an all-powerful God who is served by lesser deities, blending Catholicism w ...

Beyoncé, Religion, and the Crowd: Desiring Mercy, Not Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

It was a depressing beginning to the week. I mimetically absorbed much of this violence, hatred, and racism. Misanthropy settled into my soul and I began to loathe myself and the entire freakin’ human race. Bu ...

A Revolution of Rising Expectations
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Dreams of a better life—and political corruption—spark rising protests around the world. THE PHRA ...

Walking 1,850 Miles to See Pope Francis, Pilgrim Feels Renewed
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

A record-breaking three million Roman Catholics crammed Copacabana Beach Saturday night to hear Pope Francis encourage young people to build a better world. A record-breaking thre ...

Pope Francis Says He Won’t Judge Gay Priests
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis announced Monday in an airborne news conference that he’s ‘not one to judge’ the sexual orientation of Catholic priests. Pope Francis announced Monday in an airborne ...

Pope Delights Crowds With Message of Reform
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

In one of the most inclusive gestures of his visit here, Pope Francis donned a headdress offered to him from an indigenous South American Indian at a ceremony in the city´s grand municipal theater. ...

Pope to Brazilians: Don’t Ignore the Periphery
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

It’s not every day that the pope drops in for a visit to your home. But Maria da Penha dos Santos lucked out when Pope Francis chose to enter her small yellow two-story house in the rundown slum of Varginha. ...

Pope Francis to Encounter a Church in Crisis in Brazil
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Six years ago, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires attended a gathering of Latin American bishops at the Marian shrine of Aparecida in Rio de Janeiro and called for the Roman Catholic Church to go to ...

Tweet Your Way Out of Purgatory (But There’s Work Involved)
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

Following Pope Francis’ Twitter feed may be good for your soul — both in this life and the next. Following Pope Francis’ Twitter feed may be good for your soul — both in this ...

Learning to Love Complexity
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

In the modern global connectedness, our future depends on making our way through a minefield of things we don’t understand and can’t reduce to crime-drama simplicity. Tumult in Eg ...

Brazilians and Football: From Passion to Protest
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Brazilians are beginning to question the price they are paying for their football catharses, emotional releases that don’t solve any problems at all, but merely act like a numbing balm on the symptoms. Tired ...

Brazilian Evangelist Has Big Plans for U.S.
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

Fourteen years after he started out in the countryside outside Sao Paulo, Apostle Valdemiro Santiago sits at the helm of a booming Pentecostal church in Brazil, the world’s fastest-growing evangelical country. ...

2-for-1 Bomb Sale! Supplies Unlimited!
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. In fact, my knowledge of Brazil is limited to that tall Jesus statue overlooking a city, and the fact people can be naked o ...

Breakaway Anglican Bishop, Wife Found Murdered in Brazil
Originally Posted: 02/29/2012 - 7:42am | Type: Blog

A conservative Brazilian bishop who broke away from his church over the consecration of an openly gay bishop in New Hampshire was found murdered with his wife in the northeastern town of Olinda, according to t ...

The Meaning of America: President Obama's Address to Parliament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Biblical wisdom teaches: "it has not yet been revealed what we shall be." Such is the case with every child, every grandchild, and great grandchild -- those we know and those we will never meet. ...

Interview With A Dreamer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Felipe Matos, 24, was sent to the United States from the slums of Brazil by his mother who longed for him to find a better life and achieve his dreams. Felipe Matos, 24, was sent ...

Justice for the ‘Angel of the Amazon’
Originally Posted: 03/22/2011 - 10:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In May, a court in Brazil sentenced a second rancher to 30 years in prison for ordering the murder of Dorothy Stang, a C ...

Iran's Nuclear Deal: A Success for Sanctions Diplomacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The nuclear fuel swap deal signed between Iran and Turkey and Brazil is a positive development that deserves U.S. support. The nuclear fuel swap deal signed between Iran and Turke ...

What the Heck is 'Social Justice'?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Today I was interviewed by a sociology student who wanted to know more about "social justice." I was happy to talk to her. Today I was interviewed by a sociology student ...

What Catholics Can Teach Glenn Beck About Social Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/03/24/what-catholics-can-teach-glenn-beck-about-social-justice/"></a>While it's generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, his ...

Committed: Family Values from Eat, Pray, Love Author Elizabeth Gilbert
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

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Honduras: The Time Is Now
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

On September 21st, President Manuel Zelaya <a href="http://americasmexico.blogspot.com/2009/09/zelayas-return-to-tegucigalpa-brings.html" target="_blank">returned</a> clandestin ...

They Killed Sister Dorothy: HBO's Book of Martyrs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

From Joan of Arc to Sir Thomas More, courageous martyrs continue to inspire us. Their powerful witness is memorialized in homilies, books, and even movies. From Joan of Arc to Sir ...

In the Band without Leading It
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

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A Second Spring
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joe Nangle The continuing vitality of liberation theology The fifth general meeting of the Latin American Cath ...

30-Year Sentence in Stang Killing
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez A Brazilian landowner known as the mastermind behind ...

Where Your Treasure Is...
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger It's very complicated to have hope. Whenever I see a photograph by Sebastião Salgado, I ...

Nun's Killers Convicted
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate A Brazilian court found Rayfran das Neves Sales and Clodoaldo Carlos Batista guilty of the 2005 murder of 73-year-old Catholic sister Dorothy Stang, SND. The men r ...

A Place in the Country
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Judy Coode A broad grassroots movement seeks land, equity, and dignity in Brazil. In the past 20 years, more t ...

The (Other) Boys from Brazil
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met wit ...

Favelas to Fashion
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Brazilian popular educator Paulo Freire probably ne ...