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The Real History of 'Saint Patrick': The Saint He Wasn't, the Man He Was
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

It is said that everyone in the world is Irish today in honor of Saint Patrick. It is said that everyone in the world is Irish today in honor of Saint Patrick. It would be a very ...

A Fairness Issue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?"<br /> "Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?" ...

New Violence Takes Aim at Northern Ireland's Hard-Won Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

On Saturday night, two young soldiers preparing to go to Afghanistan were murdered in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Four other people, including two men delivering pizzas, were injured. ...

An Unsung Catholic Environmental Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Current newspapers and blogs are replete with commentaries on the outcome of the presidential elections, the ailing economy, and life issues, especially abortion. Current newspape ...

An Involuntary Lent
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> In 1956, a few hundred Catholic teachers and catechists gathered ...

Beyond Church Walls: Reflections on Faith in Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;item=m2ep-home"></a>Growing up Catholic in San Francisco, I was fortunate to be raised with a passion for social ...

A Fine Start for Common Ground Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The first weeks of the Obama administration have been a whirlwind of appointments, and as advertised, "change," but the aspect most in evidence is the president's efforts at finding common groun ...

An Education in Border Injustice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

As I sat in the federal court room in Tucson witnessing the sentencing of over 60 people who had been caught crossing the border between the U.S. As I sat in the federal court roo ...

Tips on Bridging the Persistent Digital Divide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Even in our current political climate, as President <a title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1XWvs7SL5I&amp;eurl=http://www.freepress.net/ Obama demands" href="http://www.youtube.com/wat ...

Beyond Gaza: An Abrahamic Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Beyond anguish, what can we say about the massive death and destruction in Gaza and the traumatic fear of falling rockets in Israel? Beyond anguish, what can we say about the mass ...

'The Needs of the Poor Take Priority Over the Desires of the Rich'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> As a Catholic, I have been taught about the importance of the po ...

Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. The day after the inaugur ...

Common Ground Abortion Reduction on The Washington Post's Front Page
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703682.html">Today's front page feature in <em>The Washington Post</em></a> is a good pr ...

Father Roy Bourgeois Faces Excommunication for Support of Women's Ordination
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

"I know you know what you're doing," Janice Sevre-Duszynska told Father Roy Bourgeois when he agreed to co-preside and give the homily at her ordination Mass, "but do you know what you' ...

Keeping the 'Consistent' in 'Consistent Ethic of Life'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Twelve years ago this week, the Catholic Church lost one of her great and humble leaders, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.</p> Twelve years ago this week, the Catholic Church lost ...

Audio: Evangelical and Catholic Leaders Offer Alternative Pro-Life Position
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>Editor's Note: During a teleconference today, evangelical and Catholic leaders challenged people of faith to evaluate candidates on a consistent ethic of life that protects life from the "w ...

Injustice is Not Categorical
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Near the Vatican in October 2001, Janice Sevre-Duszynska and fellow advocates hung a banner calling in seven different languages for the ordination of women. Almost seven years later, the fruit of tha ...

Catholic Bishops Denounce Immigration Raids as Anti-Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=ccir_mult"></a>Last year I lived in a Catholic Worker house that offers hospitality to immigrants without f ...

Obliged to See God
Originally Posted: 09/03/2014 - 1:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful. -Flannery O'Connor ...