Check out these recent articles from around the web: This is no way to ease inequality by EJ Dionne: “I’d respect these folks a lot more if they said what they clearly believe: They think more inequality would be good for us. It almost makes you nostalgic for the candor of the Mitt Romney who […]

The anointing of Jesus at the house of Simon the Leper causes quite the stir in today’s Gospel. Scandalized by the cost of the oil used, onlookers ask why the money was not given to the poor. But Jesus responds, “She has done a good thing for me.” How often am I like those “indignant” […]

Today marks the 500th birthday of St. Teresa of Avila, the saint whose name I took at my confirmation. Teresa is a looming figure in Catholic history. A reformer, writer, and mystic, she was one of the first women to be named a Doctor of the Church, an honor which acknowledges the saint’s important theological […]

In today’s Gospel we hear Caiaphas explain to the Pharisees why he wants Jesus to be killed : “…It is better for you that one man should die instead of the people so that the whole nation may not perish.” To Caiaphas it seemed that killing one man was justified because the rest would be […]

Today’s gospel tells us about Jesus and his response to those who are picking up rocks to stone him.  How must it have felt to be Jesus?  He was constantly criticized throughout his ministry.  The rallying calls against Him reached such a fever pitch that He was crucified. And yet, we see Him – in […]

The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought & Public Life recently hosted a dialogue on Pope Francis’ message and actions, Catholic social teaching, and authentic development. The event featured Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and the Organization of American States; David Beckmann, president of Bread for the […]

Pope Francis: “The growth of inequality and poverty threaten inclusive and participatory democracy, which always presupposes an economy and a market that does not exclude [people] and which are equitable.”


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