Category Archives: Economic Justice

Catholic Social Advocacy 2013

Catholic service agencies attended the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering on February 10-13 of 2013. In my last post I shared the multicultural liturgy that kicked off this event. On Monday the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering had some amazing presentations, panels and workshops … Continue reading

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Earned Income and Child Tax Credits: Tax programs for the common good

No doubt many of us are concerned about the national budget and deficit spending that our nation has been struggling with. Any of us who are responsible for the fiscal solvency of our own homes know how difficult it is … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the 2013 World Day of Peace Message and Reaffirming our “Option for the Poor” in the New Year.

The “Option for the Poor and Vulnerable” is a principle of our Catholic social teaching. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reminds us that this principle is firmly rooted in scripture and in our tradition. In its social … Continue reading

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January is “Poverty Awareness Month:” Visit the Poverty USA website and resources.

In a recent article posted on the Financial Times Pope Benedict XVI offered the following Christmas message titled “A time for Christians to engage with the world.” While the article is a economic reflection on the Christmas message it also … Continue reading

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