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Pope Francis: Wasting food is like stealing from the poor

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday (June 5) denounced consumerism and what he called the “culture of waste” of … Continued

COMMENTARY: Mindless metrics

The go-to number in American religion is “ASA” average Sunday attendance. Or as an irreverent colleague put it, “Fannies in … Continued

Rabbis aim to inject more morality into business

Banks make loans they know homebuyers can’t pay back. Conglomerates market unhealthy food to children. Wall Street tycoons bet against … Continued

Vatican bank touts transparency amid scandals

VATICAN CITY — As European financial regulators meet in Strasbourg, France, the Vatican is bracing for a decision that could … Continued

Faith and the future of Europe

YVES HERMAN REUTERS European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn addresses a news conference on the interim economic … Continued

Downgrading America: Who’s to blame?

A broker covers his face behind his screen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Aug.8, 2011, where the … Continued

The veteran

By Karen Spears ZachariasAuthor and Blogger, Patheos.com Butterbean sits at The Veteran’s bedside. She’s a junkyard dog. The Veteran pulled … Continued

Catholic Charities: burning down bureaucracy?

The fire department that parked their engines alongside a burning house in Tennessee should teach us a lesson. A town … Continued

Pluralism isn’t a modern invention

By Mark Vernonauthor, researcher We live in a plural world. It’s a place in which every day you rub up … Continued

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. In his encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI writes that economics … Continued