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Pope Francis’ Top 10 Keys to Happiness

Here are 10 keys to happiness outlined by Pope Francis in his latest interview (via CNS and Patheos): Live and let live Be giving of yourself to others Be kind, humble, and calm Have a healthy sense of leisure Sundays are for family time, not work Find dignified work for young people Care for creation […]

Despite All the Evidence to the Contrary

I get asked a lot why I am so obsessed with travel. The answer varies from day to day, but I think the core of it remains the same: I travel because it reminds me how infinitely good the world is, despite all the evidence to the contrary. If ever you were looking for one […]

Pope Francis to visit the United States in 2015

This morning the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis intends to visit the United States in September 2015 to participate in the World Meeting of Families. Below is a statement from Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good on this exciting news. We give thanks to God for the great news that Pope Francis will be visiting the […]

Prison Ministry Today: An Interview with Sr. Mary Lou Lafferty

Sr. Mary Lou Lafferty, OSF, the Prison Ministry Coordinator for the Diocese of Camden, took the time to answer five questions about her ministry. To learn more about her, check out this great interview from the National Catholic Reporter. To get involved in prison ministry, visit this diocesan website. Why do you think the Church is […]

Meghan Clark: Power to the public workers

Millennial writer Meghan Clark has a new article at US Catholic. She writes: Our teachers, librarians, police, firefighters, sanitation workers, and all civil servants actively contribute to the common good. They and their jobs are not lesser because their wages are funded by your taxes. They have equal dignity with private employees. In this current […]

Crisis at the Border: A Personal Story and Practical Solutions

This month, as I have been hearing of the thousands of children fleeing Central America, the story of one mother and her murdered son keeps coming to my mind. About ten years ago, when I worked as an immigration paralegal while serving as a Jesuit Volunteer in Los Angeles, I met with a Salvadoran woman—I’ll […]

When Rights Meet Reality

We fight for rights, but not for each other – or even for ourselves. “Reared on protest marches, I had a NOW poster affixed to my bedroom wall. I was an unwavering believer in the fierce rhetoric of pro-choice. And now: a poster child.” At 22 years old, artist Lisa Selin Davis scheduled her abortion. […]

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