Recent Features

Under the Bond of Peace: A Pentecost Homily by Fr. Ryan Lerner

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We must pray for the Holy Spirit to come anew into our hearts and help us to embrace the dignity of every person regardless of their race, class, creed, tongue, or their country of origin.

Time to Learn from a Blues People by Alex Mikulich

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Lament is not only a critical feature of the blues, it is also central to Catholic faith—we sing during Eucharist that we too, with God, “hear the cry of the poor.”

Editorial: Confronting the Unconsumed Past: On New Approaches to Criminal Justice

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The moment has arrived to reimagine not just the nature of policing, but the whole complex of policies, procedures, and laws that prop up our broken criminal justice system.

The Collapse of Time by Anne Kerrigan

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The way that time seemed to morph, collapse, fall in on itself makes it hard to recall specifics. All I know is that it was a horrific experience, a personal nightmare which has been shared by so many others around the world.

Women and Power in Catholic Ministry by John Wijngaards

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In a church context, the supreme power of love is Christ’s power brought to us through the eucharist and the other sacraments. May we deny people that power because ancient prejudice judged women unfit to channel it?

Connecting Church and Labor by Clayton Sinyai

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Pope Leo XIII, in the encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891), saw that modern society was dividing into two classes: owners of capital, whose wealth consistently increased, and hired workers, who were pressed toward poverty by highly competitive labor markets.