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Decrease military spending and help the poor, said the U.S. bishops in a May 19 letter addressed to Congress, before lawmakers prepare to work on the federal budget for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year.
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Ashley McKinlessMay 19, 2017
Does capitalism not do it for you? Communism a bit much? There is another way.
In this June 16, 2014, file photo, a homeless man sits on a sidewalk in New York City. (CNS photo/Justin Lane, EPA)
Arts & Culture Books
Jonathan Malesic May 03, 2017
On measures of well-being, residents of the United States fare worse than residents of countries like Canada, Sweden or Japan, all of which are less wealthy but more equal.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsApril 18, 2017
Escalating rents and home prices have created invisible walls around communities all over the United States.
In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a United Airlines passenger plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Twitter users are poking fun at United's tactics in having a man removed from an overbooked Chicago to Louisville flight on April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Politics & Society Short Take
James Martin, SJApril 11, 2017
Is this a “first-world problem”? Yes, of course. But it is very much a “world problem.”
Humans have dramatically affected the climate, causing unbearable pollution in cities such as Beijing. (iStock/Hung Chung Chih)
Politics & Society Short Take
Peter KellnerApril 11, 2017
It is time for a reorientation toward socially conscious investing.