The Common Good

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Examining El Salvador's Past and Potential

Tomorrow, Jamie Moffett, director of The Ordinary Radicals, will debut the first seven minutes of his documentary Return to El Salvado
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Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?

Former President George W. Bush receives a pro-life award this weekend from Legatus, an organization of Catholic business professionals.
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Family Research Council: Homosexual Behavior Should Be Criminalized in America

What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The debate rages on--in the military as well as the church.
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Cut the Deficit--Cut Military Spending

President Obama's 2011 budget, submitted to Congress this week, totals $3.8 trillion and projects a deficit of $1.6 trillion.
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Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in
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Consuming Our Way to Compassion

"Help us raise $10 million for Haiti!!!" My friend Laura forwarded me this e-mail along with a note: "the subject line enticed me. Then I realized that it was a credit card offer."
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The Soul of Davos: Oxymoron?

In past years, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, focused primarily on business and politics as usual. Any talk of the World Economic Forum's soul would have fizzled quickly.
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Greening the Winter Games

This time of year I find myself humming the Olympic anthem throughout the day. The Vancouver games run Feb. 12-28; it is time to start dreaming of mogul runs and bobsled victories. For some reason I hum the familiar tune associated with the games on my way to and from errands. As if hauling my three children around were an Olympic event in and of itself.
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