The Common Good

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The Unique Awareness, Insight, and Wisdom of Women

As friends and I met for dinner to enjoy pictures of mutual friends' wedding, their four-year old joined in the fun.
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Justice for Vieques

For more than sixty years
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Priest Scandal Re-opens Celibacy Debate

Scandal has again surfaced in the American Catholic Church, but, gratefully, this time it is not over child abuse or mismanagement of funds.
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Why You Need to Know Vincent Chin

I'll be honest. I get timid writing these kind of posts. I'm scared of being labeled an angry or bitter Asian. I'm scared of the emails that come in. I'm scared of being de-invited for speaking gigs
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Witness to Sri Lanka's Onslaught, part 2

Doctors who are working in the war zone in northern Sri Lanka
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Biblical Ambiguity Doesn't Diminish Authority

A student once asked me whether in my opinion Mark Twain actually said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
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Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth

The industrialized world's collective failure to both regulate pollution and curb gross overconsumption has put millions and billions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people at increase
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Witness to Sri Lanka's Onslaught

I know of two priests who have decided to stay with their people in the so-called No-Fire Zone in northern Sri Lanka, where tens of thousands of Tamil civilians are trapped in a living hell.
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Torture and Evangelical Prejudice Toward Non-Christians

A few weeks ago, I read Brian McLaren's post on this blog that caused some intense soul-searching.
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No Blank Check for the IMF

At the G20 Summit in London in April, the Obama administration committed to providing $100 billion in new resources to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to respond to the global recession.
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