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President Obama at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University, May 2015

'Inequality: What Can Be Done?'

In his new book 'Inequality,' Anthony B. Atkinson argues that we can’t reduce inequality by fiscal policy alone. We must also change how incomes are generated.

Patients before Profits

When it comes to the world’s most deadly diseases, our profit-based pharmaceutical system is a failure. That's why Rachel Kiddell-Monroe wants fundamental change.
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Letter from Rome

Criticism and applause for Francis's newly created process to try bishops accused of covering up sex abuse; Where have certain "bad" bishops from the U.S. ended up?

Protect Thy Neighbor

Instead of jettisoning the just-war tradition, it would be better for the church to be more willing to condemn wars when they fail to meet its rigorous demands.
Credit: CNS photo / L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters

Last Word: Lives That Testify

"Deeply Christian, she has no desire to impose her religion on others, but only to work together to make her country better. Her open, humble practice stays with me"

Stop the Killing

The stark clarity of Dylann Roof’s case should actually serve to underscore all the reasons to hope and work for an end to the death penalty.

Too Much of a Good Thing

When we consider "Laudato si’" and the call to conserve resources and strive for a just world, placing antibiotics on the list for conservation is not a stretch.
Credit: CNS photo / L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters

'The Name of God is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli''

When Pope Francis issued a formal “bull” instituting the current Year of Mercy, he included in its appendix a lengthy informal interview with an Italian journalist.

'Phishing for Phools'

Robert J. Shiller and George A. Akerlof examine influences on the marketplace beyond supply and demand, and wonder: Why didn't economists see the 2008 crash coming?
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Last Word: Black Lives, White Catholics

How can injustice be remedied when it is invisible? White Catholics—and indeed all white people—must learn how racism perpetuates black suffering and death.

Letter from Rome

The truth (and history) behind the pope's comments on a commission to "clarify" the role of women deacons; Italian bishops react to Italy legalizing same-sex unions.

Lights, Camera, Contraception?

What do the plight of the Little Sisters of the Poor and the fate of persecuted Christians in the Middle East have in common? The USCCB "explains" in a video.
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