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Current Issues: Social Justice

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Michael Novak's Moral Compass - Mark Michalski

When Michael Novak was writing The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, I was fortunate to have worked as his assistant.   New  Read more...

"Seeing God in Others" - Jean Vanier

Somewhere this cry of, "Do you want to be my friend?" touched me. I began visiting asylums, hospitals, different institutions, families, and I discovered an immense world of pain which I never, never could have imagined.  Read more...

'Love Carefully' - Jennifer Roback Morse

Last year, the chief United Nations researchers on AIDS publicly admitted that the U.N. has consistently over-estimated the size of the AIDS epidemic.  Read more...

'Talibans of Austerity' - Theodore Dalrymple

A sentence in the French newspaper Le Monde recently caught my eye: Il y aura toujours des talibans de l'austérité, there will always be the Talibans of austerity.   Read more...

A Christian Vision of the Environment - Zenit

The new Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates an entire chapter to environmental issues, in recognition of the subject's increasing importance.  Read more...

A Critical Review of Some Best Selling Textbooks in Catholic Social Teaching - Stephen Sharkey

As college-level courses on Catholic Social Teaching become more widespread, it is important to explore the contents of the CST textbooks that students are likely to encounter. Are the ideology and pedagogy of these textbooks doctrinally faithful and respectful of the Church’s teaching authority?  Read more...

A Critical Review of Some Best Selling Textbooks in Catholic Social Teaching - Stephen Sharkey

As college-level courses on Catholic Social Teaching become more widespread, it is important to explore the contents of the CST textbooks that students are likely to encounter. Are the ideology and pedagogy of these textbooks doctrinally faithful and respectful of the Church’s teaching authority?  Read more...

A Lost Dialogue - Robert Royal

S: My young friend, Glaucon, how good to meet you here. How are your studies coming? Are you learning things that elevate the soul, which you might share with me?   Read more...

A Principled Charity - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

The basis of Catholic social doctrine is quite straightforward.   Read more...

A Thread for Weaving Joy - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

The great French Jesuit Henri de Lubac once wrote, "Suffering is the thread from which the stuff of joy is woven. Never will the optimist know joy." Those seem like strange words, especially for Americans.   Read more...

Admissions of Failure - Charles Colson

Corrections in crisis and what needs to be done about it.   Read more...

Against slavery in all its forms - David Warren

Almost everyone seems to be against slavery these days.  Read more...

American and Catholic - George Weigel

Michael Novak's achievement.  Read more...

Amnesty’s Fall - The Editors

Amnesty International has fallen a long, long way from the high perch it once occupied.  Read more...

An Immigration Debate Primer - George Weigel

It's hard to imagine a more depressing spectacle in contemporary American public life than the immigration reform "debate."   Read more...

Are we really serious when we ask God to deliver us from war? - William L. Portier

Perhaps our present disjunction between just-war and pacifist approaches to this issue reflects uncritically the sort of extrinsicist theology of nature and grace characteristic of the modern period.  Read more...

As We Forgive - Frederica Mathewes-Green

What touched me about As We Forgive was the unexpected beauty of forgiveness, the victory of love over evil, the bursting of light into darkness.   Read more...

Back to School on Catholic Social Teaching - Clint W. Green

In towns across America, students returned to school last week. Many returned to government schools, others to charter or private schools, and some 2.4 million entered the halls of Catholic schools.  Read more...

Basic Principles Behind Social Doctrine - Zenit

Catholic social teaching often mentions the importance of the human person, or concepts such as the common good, but without going into much detail as to what they mean.  Read more...

Better Off Dead? What’s Wrong with Wrongful Birth Lawsuits - Jay Webber

In my favorite movie, George Bailey falls under the terrible illusion that everyone around him would be better off if he had never even been born. To show him how tragically misguided he is, his guardian angel Clarence shows him what the world would be like without him, and — I don’t think I’m ruining the ending for anyone — George realizes that his really has been a wonderful life. In 2002, a plaintiff’s attorney might get to George quicker than an angel.  Read more...

Beyond the Papal States - George Weigel

When the Holy See signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990, a friend knowledgeable in legal matters said, with considerable vehemence, that the Convention was a snare and a delusion that would eventually come back to bite the Vatican.  Read more...

Building better things, living better lives - Father Raymond J. de Souza

My path to the priesthood went through the study of economics, so the past week I've spent at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences is about as pleasant a task as I could imagine.   Read more...

Campaign 2008: Jaw, Jaw, War, War - George Weigel

Winston Churchill, master of eloquent bellicosity, is also remembered for saying that "'Jaw, jaw' is better than 'war, war.'"  Read more...

Capital Punishment and the Just Society - Father Thomas D. Williams, LC

Few issues today arouse such moral passion as capital punishment.  Read more...

Care of vulnerable people - Jean Vanier

Thank you for the opportunity to reflect with you on the care of vulnerable people.  Read more...


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