The Common Good

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Flickers of Hope for Zimbabwe

Most of the news coming from Zimbabwe is so discouraging and heartbreaking that it is becoming harder to sustain hope.
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Audio: 'If You Don't Do Compassion, Mercy, and Justice, You Will Catch Hell'

It's always hard to narrow down Pastor Efrem's sermons to a few key minutes, and this one was no exception. Preaching from Matthew 25, he puts some extended focus on the health-care debate.
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G-20: The Global South Is Too Big To Fail

As pundits and politicians wield fighting words over the domestic health-care crisis, another group is getting ready to combat a different crisis -- one which, unless it's resolved quickly, will ca
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Zelaya in Brazilian Embassy: Honduran Forces May Seek His Arrest After Breaking Up Protests

We've just received this update regarding ousted president Manuel Zelaya's return to Honduras:
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Colombia's Churches Cry Out for Accompaniment

"If [state officials and the paramilitary groups] knew what we were telling you, we would be riddled with bullets as soon as we walked out that door."
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'Indecent' Clothing and Abusive Control

Over the past couple of months, I've followed the unfolding story of Lubna Hussein, the Sudanese woman who
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Zelaya Returns: But How Will Honduras Move Forward?

Earlier this morning Radio Globo -- a pro-resistance radio source -- broke the news that Manuel "Mel" Zelaya, the deposed president of Honduras, has arrived in Tegucigalpa and was calling his suppo
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: A Visual Feast with a Side of Social Commentary

I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much when I first took my seat in the theater to preview Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a 3-D animated comedy based on the popular children's book.
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A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?

Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the dangers posed by some U.S.
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Integrity and the Economic Crisis

The economic crisis that started last fall and was remembered last week brought to light a lot of things: the vulnerability of
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