Social Justice

Thumbnail destruction of gaza 1 50 years of Israeli occupation – enough is enough!

Fifty years is a long time to endure forced suffering. Since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War when Israel captured and occupied the Palestinian...

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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 dr martin luther king speaking against war in vietnam on st paul campus credit minnesota historical society via flickr cc by sa 20 cna Christian leaders invoke Martin Luther King Jr against violence, racism

After recent violent protests and the deadliest mass shooting recorded in U.S. history on Sunday, Christian leaders invoked Martin Luther King, Jr....

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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 candle vigil credit coloneljohnbritt via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 12 14 How the US bishops' anti-racism committee will address social problems

Racism is not going away. Catholics can’t pretend that it will just disappear, the chair of the U.S. bishops’ new anti-racism committee said on...

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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 shutterstock 11813425 No back to school fun for child laborers

It’s that special time of the year again when kids start heading back to school. And for those who have discovered the fun of learning, school is...

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Thumbnail steve bannon speaking at the 2017 cpac in national harbor maryland credit gage skidmore cc by 30 cna 1 'Outrageous and insulting' – US bishops reject Bannon's immigration remarks

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday sharply rejected claims by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that the bishops support...

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