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Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

Our economy of low wages and corporate greed is not what God intends for human life.

COMMENTARY: The buck never stops

RNS () — It was a strange, but telling, spectacle when those who billed the government millions for working on … Continued

When pride overruns the common good

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) recently admitted that the government shutdown continues not for achievable policy goals, … Continued

The shared responsibility of being Catholic

In the past week, the world witnessed the transition to the 265th successor to St. Peter, when Cardinal Jorge Mario … Continued

‘Evil’ isn’t an excuse

Zerlina Maxwell, law student and political commentator, “can’t even read” her own Facebook page because “it’s full of people wanting … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI’s humble courage

Andrew Medichini AP Pope Benedict XVI walks away after addressing the crowd from the window of the Pope’s summer residence … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI, the great

Uncredited AP In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing during his … Continued

Evangelical Catholics on offense

STEFANO RELLANDINI REUTERS Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from his ‘Popemobile’ upon his arrival to conduct an open-air mass … Continued

Sci-fi ‘Anomaly’ and the church of popular culture

Recently, writer Harry “Skip” Brittenham and artist Brian Haberlin released their epic science fiction multimedia project “Anomaly” to the delight … Continued

A Holocaust film that must be seen

Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to … Continued

No man (or nation) is an island

NEW YORK — Manhattan was a traffic nightmare as the United Nations General Assembly was in session and security precautions … Continued

Rosh Hashanah: The start of a new year for humankind as a whole

REUTERS Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City Sept. 16, 2012, ahead … Continued

John Bryson Chane: Interfaith work remains important to protect religious minorities

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Egyptian Coptic Christians demonstrate outside the state radio and television building in central Cairo on March 8, 2011, … Continued

As Cornerstone wraps up, Wild Goose Festival takes off

Demon Hunter. Vengeance Rising. Payable on Death. Since 1984, these and other Christian heavy metal bands have been congregating every … Continued

JPMorgan and the problem of hubris

TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/GETTY IMAGES People walk past the JP Morgan Chase Building on Park Avenue May 15, 2012 in … Continued

Do atheists need religion?

I wrote “Religion for Atheists” because I was deeply frustrated by the anger and intolerance of ‘new atheists’ like Richard … Continued

Don’t push Black Friday into Thanksgiving

Peter Foley BLOOMBERG Customers shop at a Toy “R” Us Inc. store in New York, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 14, … Continued

Faithful Citizenship in 2012 

The American bishops’ landmark 2007 instruction to Catholics about politics will be not be changed, but will be re-issued in … Continued

We need a new Social Gospel: the moral imperative of collective bargaining

Where is Walter Rauschenbusch, the great theological voice of the Social Gospel, today? Well, he’s been in Madison, WI and … Continued

‘The long road home’ for Jews after the Holocaust

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft Most people would not consider a mere five years to be an “era,” that term generally … Continued