Short Take

Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher leaves a military court on Naval Base San Diego on July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Matthew Shadle January 21, 2020
President Trump’s intervention in the military justice system undermines the idea that soldiers are moral agents at the service of the public good, writes Matthew Shadle of Marymount University.
Angelo Jesus Canta January 17, 2020
Most parish bulletins look like someone’s junk drawer, writes Angelo Jesus Canta, but there are easy ways to make them more inviting to readers.
A bronze statue of Joan of Arc in the public space outside Reims Cathedral in France. (iStock/lucentius)
Mark Alpert January 16, 2020
The far-right nationalists who have used Joan of Arc as a symbol are missing her significance, writes the author of the novel “Saint Joan of New York.”
Graduate workers make up an increasing portion of the U.S. academic workforce, including classroom instructors. (iStock/Morsa Images)
Kevin Ahern, Ken Homan January 13, 2020
The National Labor Relations Board recently suggested that graduate students are not entitled to the organizing rights guaranteed to similar workers. But Jesuit schools should not stop unionization efforts.
A fracking gas well in the Marcellus Shale formation, which is primarily in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and is the largest source of natural gas in the United States. (iStock/6381380)
Ciara Murphy January 10, 2020
Ireland will violate the concept of the common good if it meets its energy needs through the contamination of water on the other side of the Atlantic, writes Ciara Murphy of the Jesuit Center for Faith and Justice.
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Michael White, Tom Corcoran January 09, 2020
The U.S. church’s decline in revenue is exacerbated by rising overhead costs, write the authors of "Church Money: Rebuilding the Way We Fund Our Mission." Parishes need to be more direct about the crisis.