Usher Gene Johann uses a collection basket during Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Rocky Point, N.Y., in 2018. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
A likely increase in 2021 charitable giving is being driven by two factors: increasing financial security and a “heightened sense of people’s needs in the philanthropic marketplace” because of the continuing Covid-19 crisis.
Guatemalans march during a protest demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei and Attorney General María Consuelo Porra in San Cristobal Totonicapan July 29, 2021. (CNS photo/Luis Echeverria, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Eduardo Campos Lima
Guatemala’s historical social inequality has only worsened because of economic deterioration intensified by the Covid-19 pandemic and a political crisis created by President Giammattei’s increasing authoritarian tendencies.
Arts & CultureBooks
Nicholas D. Sawicki
Mark Carney’s new book makes a succinct argument: We can either continue on the current path of what some argue is amoral wealth generation in a dehumanizing market society, or we can build new systems, grounded in common values, that encourage growth while stewarding resources for future generations.
Thomas Levergood (Courtesy of the Lumen Christi Institute)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joseph Kaboski
In founding the Lumen Christi Institute in 1997, Thomas Levergood created a model for engaging the secular disciplines with the Catholic intellectual tradition.
People eat at a restaurant in New York City Aug. 3, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
While recognizing that the U.S. economy has improved somewhat, a statement from the U.S. bishops addressed higher levels of poverty that have resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The development of the shipping container in the 1960s cut the cost of ocean shipping and permitted a colossal boom in global trade. (iStock/Yuri_Arcurs)
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
Hyperglobalization means cheap goods delivered fast. It also has implications for labor conditions, economic inequality and the environment, all of which we can no longer ignore.