Pope’s Words on Civil Unions Mean Much, but LGBT Catholics Deserve More by Xavier M. Montecel

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I applaud Francis for his courage and for the care he offers to those who live “on the existential peripheries.” But frankly, to keep LGBT people at the peripheries and to make life on the margins just a bit more livable through legal arrangements that do not transform the life of the church is not good enough.

Henri Nouwen at Yale by Michael Ford

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Henri spoke to the hidden places in people’s lives where they felt most vulnerable and least capable, and somehow dignified them. He helped them see that it was precisely there that God wanted to meet them, touch them, and heal them.

Bearing One Another’s Burdens by Amy Nicholson

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An anthology of essays exploring various aspects of communal life, designed to strength and inspire.

Towards an Inclusive Capitalism by Daniel Amiri

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For Francis, it is not enough to conceive of an economy that only asks, “Will it work?” or “Will it make us money?” Instead, we must always ask: “Will it work also for the poor?” or “Will it make the world better?”