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For much of its long history in the U.S., the Catholic Church was known as the champion of the working class, a community of immigrants whose leaders were steadfast in support of organized labor and economic justice – a faith-based agenda that helped provide a path to success for its largely working-class flock.
In recent decades, as those ethnic European Catholics assimilated and grew wealthier, and as the concerns of the American hierarchy shifted to battles over moral issues, such as abortion and gay marriage, traditional pocketbook issues took a back seat.
Last week was a-buzz about the six-month anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. And rightfully so.
Last weekend I was at a family reunion where I had been invited to show pictures from my sabbatical in the Middle East last spring.