Poverty

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.

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.

Blessed Are the Rich

Blessed are the poor, for they shall enjoy the fruits of free enterprise if only governments will get out of the way.

Caught in the Gap

We are now beginning to see the consequences of Red State hostility to health-care reform, and they are devastating for the poor.

Hunger Games

The central problem in most modern famines was never an absolute lack of food. At issue was distribution.

The Future of Inequality

According to Thomas Piketty, the U.S. is the most inegalitarian nation in the world, and on current trends may soon become the most inegalitarian nation in history.
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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