The Common Good

Verse And Voice

Voice of the Day: Clodovis Boff

Respect for the people's word need not mean approval for whatever they say. Any criticism becomes constructive when based on a fundamental attitude of respect and listening.

- Clodovis Boff

Catholic theologian in Brazil

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Verse of the Day: 'O guard my life'

Consider how many are my foes,
and with what violent hatred they hate me.
O guard my life, and deliver me;
do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
- Psalm 25:19-20

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Voice of the Day: Donald Dorr

The church ... cannot be content to play the part of a nurse looking after the casualties of the system. It must play an active part both in challenging the present unjust structures and in pioneering alternatives.

- Donald Dorr
Catholic missionary priest

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Verse of the Day: 'In the Lord I take refuge'

In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to me,
"Flee like a bird to the mountains;
for look, the wicked bend the bow,
they have fitted their arrow to the string,
to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart.
If the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?"

- Psalm 11:1-3

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Voice of the Day: Desmond Tutu

We are always justified and we are always sinners. We depend not on our goodness, but on the gracious mercy of God.

- Desmond Tutu

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Verse of the Day: 'Do not forget the oppressed'

Rise up, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand;
do not forget the oppressed.
Why do the wicked renounce God,
and say in their hearts, "You will not call us to account"?
But you do see! Indeed you note trouble and grief,
that you may take it into your hands;
the helpless commit themselves to you;
you have been the helper of the orphan.
- Psalm 10:12-14

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Voice of the Day: Isabelo Magalit

If we want to go deeper, however, desiring that as God's people we will grow together toward maturity, we must care enough to confront.

- Isabelo Magalit
Filipina theologian

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Verse of the Day: 'God is my shield'

O let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous,
you who test the minds and hearts,
O righteous God.
God is my shield,
who saves the upright in heart.
God is a righteous judge,
and a God who has indignation every day.

- Psalm 7:9-11

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Voice of the Day: Ramon Bautista

The Christian can realize union with God not only through interior prayer, but also in action.

- Ramon Bautista
Catholic priest in the Philippines

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Verse of the Day: 'The days are evil'

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

- Ephesians 5:15

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