Meghan J. Clark

A woman prays in Cali, Colombia, in this April 13, 2014, file photo. (CNS photo/Christian Escobar Mora, EPA)
Synod on the Family
April 08, 2016
In "Amoris Laetitia" Pope Francis highlights another group on the margins: victims of domestic violence.
Students cheer as they wait for Pope Francis' arrival to meet with youths at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
In All Things
November 30, 2015
It is most fitting that this visit occurred as Christians begin Advent, the season of preparation for God entering into the chaos of humanity.
Pope Francis hears confession during a penitential liturgy in early March in St. Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi pool via EPA).
In All Things
September 11, 2015
What Pope Francis cannot be accused of is cruelty or of using God’s mercy as a weapon.
In All Things
June 10, 2015
On Friday June 5 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Democrat of New York reintroduced her Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to FY16 National Defense Authorization Act calling for removing sexual assault cases from the chain of command All Americans especially Catholics should join her
BUILDING COMMUNITY. The author, left, works on a house.
December 11, 2014
In March 2010, I traveled to Bagaces, Costa Rica, for a weeklong service project with a dozen college students and a colleague. Volunteer programs, service learning and weeklong service trips are now commonplace on American college campuses. These programs offer students powerful opportunities to en
December 23, 2013
The Dignity of the VulnerableBy Meghan J. Clarke‘The dignity of the human person and the common good rank higher than the comfort of those who refuse to renounce their privileges” (No. 218). In a simple sentence, Pope Francis summarizes the bedrock of Catholic social doctrine: human dign
In All Things
November 27, 2013
quot The dignity of the human person and the common good rank higher than the comfort of those who refuse to renounce their privileges quot 218 In a simple sentence Pope Francis summarizes the bedrock of Catholic social doctrine human dignity the common good and the preferential option for t
October 08, 2013
Editor’s note: The historic interview with Pope Francis (Am. 9/30) has generated a great deal of dialogue in the church and in society at large. We asked several writers to offer their reactions to the pope’s words. Selections from these responses are printed below. The full versions of
September 25, 2013
From Meghan J. Clark: the pope's radical call to community
In All Things
April 29, 2013
Stacie Beck rsquo s article ldquo Just Economics rdquo May 6 questions what the author sees as logical and factual inconsistencies within the ldquo social justice agenda rdquo Beck claims that the expression of Catholic social teachings into which our children are being catechized is illogica