Poverty

The Last Word | Out of Sight

For the Romans, 'luxuria' was the near-equivalent of Greek hubris. It has behind it the imagery of material excess leading to a diminished sense of cause and effect.

Lawyer Up the Prey

Lenders are often allowed to foreclose without significant judicial involvement, putting the burden on homeowners to prove the lender is not entitled to do so.

'Like a Shadow'

I have attended many births but this was the first time I had to help a woman deliver a baby we both knew would be dead.

Boehner's House Implodes

Our ability to govern ourselves is being brought low by a brew of right-wing ideology and a shockingly cruel attitude toward the poor on the part of the GOP.

A Bronx Tale

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently remarked from the bench that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 perpetuated “racial entitlement,” his fellow Justice...

Why ‘Francis’?

Of the many virtues associated with St. Francis of Assisi, humility was the first to occur to me as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio stood before the multitude for...

Bridge Builder

Anyone who followed media coverage of the papal conclave that elected the Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, couldn’t help noticing that the...

The Church in Latin America

A Latin-American pope! From Chile to Mexico—and among U.S. Latinos—there was a collective gasp of surprise and excitement over the news of the conclave’s election...

Complicit?

Virtually everyone in Latin America (and North America as well) had every reason to be thrilled with the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ, cardinal archbishop...

‘A Judgment upon Us All’

It is now nearly forty years since the bishops of the Appalachian region of the United States published This Land Is Home to Me, a historic pastoral letter “on...

A New Center of Gravity

In winning election as Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio defied the papal pundits, even though they should have seen him coming. His rise marks the decisive shift...

Old Boomers, New Boom

An old joke about business management consultants is that if a client company is centralized, they tell management to decentralize; and if it’s decentralized, they...
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Book Reviews

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