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Current Issues: Social Justice: LINKS_PAGE

Articles:

Principled Immigration - Mary Ann Glendon

Not for the first time, the world finds itself in an age of great movements of peoples.  Read more...

Principles of Catholic Social Teaching and Health Care Reform - Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann & Bishop Robert W. Finn

We cannot be passive concerning health care policy in our country.   Read more...

Putting the "care" back in health care - Carl Anderson

For months debate has raged in the United States over the proposed health care overhaul. Several contentious issues have emerged including the proposal's cost, the level of government control it would create, and most notably, coverage of abortion.  Read more...

Putting Work in Perspective - Zenit

Many still keep alive the spiritual message of Christmas in their families, but the end of holidays, and a return to work for many, should not mean forgetting about religion. The recently published Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dedicates a chapter to human work, and seeks to explain its deeper meaning.  Read more...

Reactionary Liberalism and Catholic Social Doctrine - George Weigel

A review of the basics of Catholic social doctrine is needed.   Read more...

Real Social Justice - Ryan Messmore

This week marks the birthday of a man most folks have never heard of, although he coined one of today’s most ubiquitous phrases: Social Justice.   Read more...

Religious Liberty vs. Civil Unions - Richard A. Epstein

Why is Illinois preventing the Catholic Church from doing charitable work?  Read more...

Renewing the Mission of Catholic Charities - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

We're here today – or anyway, we should be here today – because we believe in Jesus Christ. Everything in Catholic social ministry begins and ends with Jesus Christ. If it doesn't, it isn't Catholic.   Read more...

Rising Up From Flanders Fields - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Europe is old enough to have learned some important lessons in thinking about war and peace. But Europe also needs to recover the North American sense that evil can be fought, that it is shameful to appease aggressors and that wars can be won with pride and decency. Both are necessary elements in the Christian moral tradition on war and peace.  Read more...

Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching - Christopher Kaczor

Christians through the ages have sought to take the example and words of Jesus to heart and to live them in social settings very different from ancient Palestine. Catholic social teaching is an offspring of this effort.  Read more...

Seven years later … - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The long, violent terror war in the Islamic world -- which killed hundreds of thousands in Algeria alone in the 1990s -- took on global dimensions on Sept. 11, 2001.  Read more...

Shakedown: How Catholics Are Getting Ripped Off in the Name of Justice - Francis X. Maier

Francis X. Maier says that greedy lawyers and anti-Catholic politicians are taking advantage of the sex-abuse crisis to fleece the Church.   Read more...

Sin and expiation - Fr. Raymond De Souza

This week’s sexual abuse settlement in L.A. is a welcome development.   Read more...

Slow Down and Absorb - Peggy Noonan

Open borders? Mass deportations? How about some common sense instead?  Read more...

Social Doctrine's Role in the Church - Zenit

The last section of the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church explains the pastoral and ecclesial dimensions of the teaching in this area.  Read more...

Social Justice is a complex concept - Father Robert Sirico

A column by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, a Catholic writer for the Washington Post, makes the claim that "Catholic social justice demands a redistribution of wealth."   Read more...

Social Justice? - Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

"Social justice" can be a dangerous phrase.   Read more...

Something of the Glory of God Shines on Your Face - Pat Gohn

If we lined up all the major issues of Catholic social teaching and compared them to the Himalayas, the "dignity of the human person" would be Mount Everest – the most magnificent and tallest peak dwarfing the rest.   Read more...

Spreading human misery - Barbara Kay

True compassion isn’t enabling drug users with "safe-injection" sites. It’s treating them as individuals with the power to change their lives.  Read more...

Stopping the International Criminal Court - Mary Jo Anderson

All indications are that the newly established ICC poses a serious threat to both American sovereignty and religious liberty. Written originally for Crisis magazine, this article includes an addendum - written by the author especially for CERC - which makes note of a number of important developments that have occurred since the original date of publication.   Read more...

Subsidiarity: A Primer - Brad Miner

Subsidiarity: A term (the Latin subsidium for aid, help) from Roman Catholic social philosophy which expresses the view that, whenever practicable, decisions ought to be made by those most affected by the decisions.  Read more...

The 'Right' to Happiness - Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

We do not have a right to be happy.  The assumption that we do lies behind the utopian turmoil of our times.  Read more...

The Abiding Significance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Christopher O. Tollefsen

August, 2010 marked the sixty-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   Read more...

The Capitalist Parable - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

The capitalist parable, as I call it, when spelled out, deals with God's ways with us.   Read more...

The Church's Just War Theory - Part 2 - Fr. William Saunders

While the criteria for waging a just war are reasonable, our modern methods of warfare complicate their application, especially in the areas of proportionality, discrimination, and due proportion.   Read more...


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