Poverty

Spare the Rod

The effect of violence on the lives of children: high rates of depression, criminal behavior, domestic violence, rape, substance abuse, and acquired disabilities.

Blackballed

Pinckney's short history deals with basic things—Reconstruction, Ku Klux Klan terrorism, crude political machinations like Plessy v Ferguson—white people can forget.

The Roots of Baltimore's Anguish

Baltimore is Exhibit A for the frustration over how the costs of globalization and technological change have been borne almost entirely by the least advantaged.

One Nation Under God

Original and convincing, Kruse claims that the association of patriotism with Christianity comes from a libertarian reaction in American business to the New Deal.

‘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.

An Interview With Archbishop Blase Cupich

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

Our Kids

June 1, 2015 | 0 comments

Blackballed

May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Blessed Are the Rich

June 2, 2014 | 4 comments

Share & Share Alike

December 18, 2013 | 1 comment

A Bronx Tale

April 22, 2013 | 0 comments