The Common Good

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

TIME: Person Of The Year - The Protester
Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and printed on paper or transmitted through the air by the few for the masses, protesters were prime makers of history.
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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Newt Gingrich's Vision For The Impoverished -- A Reflection Of Our Values (OPINION)
The current front runner in the Republican race for the presidency is none other than Newt Gingrich. That is surprising considering his political career has been plagued by what might be considered dubious behavior.
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THE REPUBLIC: Teaching About HIV/AIDS In The Church
When the Rev. Keron Sadler of the NAACP tried to persuade churches around the country to play a more active role in HIV/AIDS education, she drew some hostile reactions. One pastor said his congregants might think he was gay. Another said AIDS is a curse. Yet another walked out of the room rather than discuss the topic.
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THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: Catholic Bishops: Don’t Treat Illegal Immigrants As Criminals
More than 30 Latino bishops of the U.S. Roman Catholic church, including Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, have released a joint letter directly addressing undocumented immigrants and renewing their pledge to work for immigration law reform.
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What will a fresh Christianity look like in America? First, it will have multiple faces, not just a few bearing denominational labels like Presbyterian and Baptist or styles like Pentecostal. Some faces will be familiar, some not.
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CNN: Keystone Pipeline A Tough Decision For Obama
From the beginning, the Keystone XL oil pipeline project presented President Barack Obama with a choice certain to anger part of his political base.
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MOTHER JONES: How Many Innocent People Are In Prison?
Before we talk about how many people may be behind bars for crimes they did not commit, we must acknowledge that it's nearly impossible to know—only broad estimates are possible.
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