Short Take

A vigil on Sept. 1, at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, for victims of a shooting spree the day before in Odessa, Texas. (Jacy Lewis/Reporter-Telegram via AP)
Edward K. Braxton September 11, 2019
God will not intervene to end the crisis of gun violence without our help, writes Bishop Edward K. Braxton, who offers steps for the faithful to listen, learn, think, pray and act.
Jonathan Malesic August 29, 2019
The partisan divide over the dignity of work comes down to one question: Where does dignity come from? Do jobs give people dignity, or do people give jobs their dignity?
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David Clay August 28, 2019
Worsening economic prospects are related to a decline in church attendance by the white working class, writes an associate pastor from St. Louis. Too often they leave church feeling judged and unwanted.
A Mass for young adults on Dec. 7, 2016, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Jane Cooley Fruehwirth August 19, 2019
All youth counselors should be aware of this connection.
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Raymond Moylan August 16, 2019
A bill to restore Pell grants for those in prison would be an investment in human capital, writes Raymond Moylan, but more importantly it honors the principles of Catholic social teaching and strikes a blow against “throwaway culture.”
An Amazon warehouse in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Joseph J. Dunn August 14, 2019
The collapse of a tax incentive deal to bring Amazon jobs to New York was nothing to celebrate, writes Joseph J. Dunn. A “we don’t negotiate” policy is foolish for communities that need jobs.