The Common Good

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Convenience and its Consequences

I love the clerks in my local grocery store. The same women scan and weigh and slide my yogurt and tortilla chips every week.
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An Open Letter to Madonna

Dear Madonna, Thank you. Earlier this week, after a month-long sojourn in Malawi, my family arrived home in California with our newly adopted son, Vasco Fitzmaurice Mark David Possley.
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Patriarchy in the Church and its Effects

In this month's issue of Sojourners, Anne Eggebroten's article "The P
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Vandalism: A Dead-End Tactic at Toronto's G20

During Saturday's nonviolent protest of about 5,000 activists outside the conference center in downtown Toronto, where leaders of the G20 were me
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Robert Byrd, Truth, and Peace

Truth is a two-edged sword that cuts both ways. We may wield it against an enemy with great satisfaction. However, the truth also cuts us, and does so with a fare-thee-well.
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The World Cup and Human Trafficking

When South Africa was selected to host the World Cup, there was much rejoicing and reflection on how far the country had come.
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Why I Remain a Catholic Priest, Despite Scandal

A friend tells me that she finds it difficult nowadays to admit that she is a Catholic.
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Durham Stands in Solidarity with Arizona Immigrants

Last week the City Council of Durham, NC voted to suspend city-funded travel to Arizona in response to the passage of SB 1070. According to one local
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