Author Archives: Meghan Clark

Caution: Entitlement & Personal Responsibility

This morning my colleague Julie Hanlon Rubio posted an excellent blog post on Paul Ryan and Poverty at Catholic Moral Theology.  I agree with her 5 points (on help as the first duty in the face of poverty; the need for personal, cultural, and social change; the need to increase job readiness, job opportunities, and […]

Truly Scandalous: Fired for Choosing Life

In the Letter to the Romans, St. Paul is concerned with what causes scandal within the Christian community. Today we are not so concerned with eating meat prepared in connection with Roman sacrifice; instead, sex is the primary preoccupation of the day. Sex is often at the heart of the aptly named TV show Scandal, […]

There is No Them, Only Us

Last night, as millions were watching the Superbowl, U2 launched their new single “Invisible.” Everything about this song is what fans like myself have come to expect from U2 – both the song and its release pushing us to see those whom we otherwise might not notice (and raising some money for the Global Fund to […]

A Culture of Sexual Assault: When Will We Wake Up?

On Wednesday, the White House Council on Women and Girls released a report, “ RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT: A RENEWED CALL TO ACTION.” Wading through the sobering reality exposed by this report, one thing is crystal clear – sexual violence is widespread and deeply embedded in American culture.  An overview of the statistics: Women and girls are the vast majority of victims: nearly […]

Video: What is Catholic Social Teaching?

It can be hard to find a video on Catholic Social Teaching that does a good job explaining the key concepts, but this video provides a solid, clear overview:

In Defense of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare

Controversies concerning Catholicism and healthcare have been front page staples over the last few years. Currently, it is the ACLU is suing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on behalf of Tamesha Means, who suffered from an acute infection and tragically lost her baby. The lawsuit claims that Ms. Means was denied adequate medical […]

A Birth Certificate is a Human Right

Everywhere you look people are preparing for Christmas. For the more than 2 billion Christians around the world, we are preparing for the birth of a child. Christmas then is the perfect occasion to draw our attention to a massive human rights issue: birth registration. According to UNICEF, only 1 in 3 children under 5 have […]

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