The Common Good
February 2010

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by Molly Marsh | February 2010

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Circle of Protection for a Moral Budget

A pledge by church leaders from diverse theological and political beliefs who have come together to form a Circle of Protection around programs that serve the most vulnerable in our nation and around the world.

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In Claiming the Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generation, Anne Sutherland Howard, executive director of The Beatitudes Society, a network for progressive Christian seminarians, interprets each beatitude through the story of a present-day student. Their experiences illustrate that taking the beatitudes seriously may not be convenient, but it can be transformative. The Alban Institute
Catholic Women in Church
From the Pews in the Back: Young Women and Catholicism, edited by Kate Dugan and Jennifer Owens. In this essay collection, 29 writers express the joys, hurts, and frustrations of being Catholic women—many of whom “wink and cross their fingers at parts of the tradition,” while firmly claiming their Catholic identity. Liturgical Press
Prophetic Power
The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman: Volume 1: My People Need Me, June 1918-March 1936, edited by Walter Earl Fluker. This first of four volumes features selections of sermons, essays, and other writings from this revered civil rights leader, theologian, and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. University of South Carolina Press
Pious Pit Stops
In Short Sermons for Preachers on the Run, the late Walter Burghardt, SJ, offers time-strapped homilists reflections for weddings, church seasons, feasts, and memorials as fodder for their own work. Thoughtful words from a wise practitioner. Orbis
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