Social Justice

Thumbnail 1 42 Anti-War Stations of the Cross timely

Good Friday, Downtown Los Angeles, April 14: “Our journey begins here at the Federal Building, a symbol of the government of the United States....

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Thumbnail msgr flannigan ‘A real pastor priest’: Msgr. Flanagan reflects on a lifetime of service

At his former parishes, he is remembered as the friendly, dependable pastor with a gentle Irish brogue who went door to door to introduce himself...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 86443951 A resurrected vision for our suffering sick world

Although it is Easter season, for much of the world it still feels like Good Friday. Countless people throughout the world continue to carry...

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Thumbnail requiem for the unborn 24 124 ‘As long as there are Christians, no one should have to suffer alone’

euthaEditor’s note: The archbishop’s reflections this week are adapted from his homily at the Requiem Mass for the Unborn, held on Jan. 24 at the...

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Thumbnail world meeting of popular movements modesto At a world meeting of popular movements

I am writing this week from Modesto, where I am attending a conference sponsored by the Vatican. It is the United States regional meeting of the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 605344490 Being good-hearted is not enough

Charity is about being good-hearted, but justice is about something more. Individual sympathy is good and virtuous, but it doesn’t necessarily...

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Thumbnail injection vaccine needle biohazard credit cdc debora cartagena cna 11 13 14 Catholics speak out against execution of two more Arkansas inmates

Little Rock, Ark., Apr 24, 2017 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000,...

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Thumbnail dorothy day credit jim forest via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 5 19 15 Dorothy Day, as seen by her granddaughter

New York City, N.Y., Mar 1, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement whose cause for...

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Thumbnail georgetown reconciliation service 2017 credit addie mena 4 cna Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave...

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Thumbnail dorothy day Has political discourse closed Catholics off to social justice?

Dorothy Day, the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement and one of the most well-known American Catholics in our nation’s relatively short...

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Thumbnail american flags credit unsplash cna Is Catholic social teaching the change voters want?

Washington D.C., Nov 15, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- American voters wanted change, says one third party presidential candidate who believes...

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Thumbnail march may day la May Day marchers hope for bridges, not walls

Well before 11 a.m., the time when the May Day march would begin, participants began approaching the corner of Wilshire and Alvarado, in front of...

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Thumbnail prison credit giuseppe costantino via wwwshutterstockcom cna 2 1 16 Nebraska better off without death penalty, Catholics say

Lincoln, Neb., Oct 5, 2016 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders in Nebraska spoke out in favor of a vote to maintain a ban on the death...

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Thumbnail 20170222t1223 8098 cns wmpm sanctuary Pope Francis’ call to action!

You may not have heard about it, but it was a big deal – big enough to inspire Pope Francis to get involved. The big deal was the under-reported...

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Thumbnail pope francis smiles as he walks by a crowd at the world meeting of popular movements in santa cruz bolivia on july 9 2015 credit alan holdren cna 7 9 15 Pope Francis encourages meeting of popular movements in California

Stockton, Calif., Feb 17, 2017 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday sent a message of encouragement to the hundreds of religious and...

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Thumbnail pope paul vi mlk Pope Paul’s encyclical, King’s speech, more relevant than ever

Fifty years ago, Blessed Pope Paul VI gave to the world a truly prophetic encyclical letter Populorum Progressio (“The Development of Peoples), and...

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Thumbnail 20170130t1153 0200 cns trump ban reaction  1 President and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issue statement on the executive order on refugees

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José H....

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Thumbnail shutterstock 369586424 Running for their lives

Imagine, right now at this very moment you and your loved ones need to run for your lives! With hardly more than the clothes on your backs, you...

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