Poverty

‘Oppression Is Not a Law of Nature’

The political activist, public intellectual, and "father of modern linguistics" talks about Oscar Romero, Old Testament prophets, and the politics of fear.

The Unpolarized Moynihan

With his concern for evidence and skepticism about the ability to transform complex systems, Daniel Patrick Moynihan is worth recalling in today's political climate.

Open House

For Pope Francis the church is far more than an organic and hierarchical institution. It is above all the people of God on their way to God.

Hispanics Lead U.S. Catholics on Climate Change

Nearly 90 percent of Latinos in a recent study cited a “moral duty” to preserve the planet for children and to respect ancestors’ legacy of care for the earth.

Letter from Rome

Francis is marking the second anniversary of his pontificate, and if anyone still has doubts about his views on the post-Vatican II Mass, they should doubt no more.

Share the Wealth

Highly skewed income distribution reduces social mobility. The locked-in advantages of children at the top of the income scale may already be irreversible.

Papal Economics

Catholic social teaching has always staked out a middle-ground position that opposes both the excesses of collectivism and laissez-faire individualism.

A Listening Church

Archbishop Cupich talks about immigration, abuse and accountability, what happened at the synod on the family, and meeting the needs of Chicago Catholics.

The Limits of Philanthropy

The charity of Americans does not meet the needs of America’s poor, yet the tax code reinforces reliance on giving to make up for an inadequate safety net.

Last Word: A Job, Not a Career

Have we become afraid that the stench of poverty will rub off on us if we spend too much time in the company of those the Gospel calls us to serve?

Farmer, Anarchist, Catholic

Tom Cornell has been a part of the Catholic Worker movement for more than sixty years. He started in 1953 when he was nineteen years old.

‘A Man Without Cattle Is Lost’

The fragile economy of Uganda's Karamoja region is one that is based on cattle, just as life is, and that life has never been easy.
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Book Reviews

Blessed Are the Rich

June 2, 2014 | 4 comments

Share & Share Alike

December 18, 2013 | 1 comment

A Bronx Tale

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