Poverty

Sharing the Prosperity

The American labor movement has been pushed back on nearly every front. Its revival is the key to reducing economic inequality and fostering shared prosperity.
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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.

'Evicted'

Matthew Desmond's book, through data he compiled on evictions across the U.S., explains the grubby mechanics of exploitation at the bottom end of the housing market.

Two Steps Back

The forced resignation of the widely respected Tony Spence, who had a long history of serving the Catholic press, raises questions about changes at the USCCB.

Letter from Rome

How media shunned Eastern Orthodox leaders visiting refugees with the pope; Which title Francis prefers; Why U.S. bishops fired Catholic News Service editor-in-chief

'You Think It Strange'

There is no release or relief in poet Dan Burt's story, just a stark and pervading sense of emotional sclerosis from the streets of Philly to the halls of Cambridge.

Toxic Neglect

A fixation on slashing government spending on services without regard to the effect on the basic well-being of citizens helped bring the Flint crisis about.

The Hidden & Deadly Bias of Class

White working-class voters have been key to the GOP coalition. You'd think the party's presidential candidates would want to respond to the crisis they're facing.

A Long Walk Through Mexico

Driven by poverty, Central American migrants continue to cross Mexico for the United States, the vast majority now making the journey almost entirely by foot.

The Challenge of Being Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan has always wanted to be several things at once, which makes for a hard balancing act. He knows his faith teaches compassion, but he's also an ideologue.
Workers in an electronics factory in Shenzhen, China.

Stuck in the Mire

Why higher levels of manufacturing employment are no longer enough to turn economically developing countries into developed countries.

Pope Francis's U.S. Visit

Pope Francis departed for Rome from Philadelphia Sunday night, after spending five eventful days in the United States. We can expect clergy, politicians, writers,...
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