The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Advent: Apocalypse Now?

"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations caused by the roaring of the sea and the waves," proclaims Jesus in the gospel of Luke.
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'Spewing Reasonable Dialogue': Affirmation from a 'Skeptical' Commenter

It's not often that a message from a blog commenter makes my day, let alone my week.
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Spending Less on Food, Spending More on Health Care

As the health-care bill passes through Congress, one wonders about an issue that has been left out of discussions. No, not abortion. Food.
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Christians Must Find a More Christ-like Symbol than 'Crusaders'

Imagine for a minute the fallout were a Muslim high school in America to choose for its mascot "the Jihadists." In that light, how do you think Muslims (or Jews) view Christian schools whose mascot is "the Crusaders?"
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Debunking the Beauty Myth

Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth, discusses how images fueled by consumerism are used against women.
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A More Serious Threat to Catholic Identity than Removing Public Crucifixes

In his article "Benedict's ongoing battle against secularism," National Catholic Reporte
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Perseverance with Vision in Zimbabwe

By persevering the egg walks on legs. (Ethiopian Proverb)
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In My Community: Equal at Birth, but Incarcerated at Adulthood

Dane County, Wisconsin, is an amazing community for African-American babies to be born into. It is a horrible community in which to live if you are an adult African-American male.
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Uniting to Eliminate Violence against Women

"Some 70 percent of women experience in their lifetime some form of physical or sexual violence from men -- the majority from husbands, intimate partners or someone they know."
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