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A hiring sign hangs in the window of a Taco Bell in Sacramento, Calif. on July 15, 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic’s “Great Resignation” has shown that workers have more power than they had realized. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John W. Miller
Last year, a record 47 million Americans quit their jobs, and it was not because of laziness. Here are five major reasons for what is being called The Great Resignation.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John W. Miller
Zillow got burned by paying too much for houses. U.S. families are getting burned by skyrocketing housing costs. Artificial intelligence may be making things worse for both.
Pope Francis is pictured during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Sept. 8, 2021. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy
Last year, Pope Francis said, “There can be no stepping back" from the church’s opposition to the death penalty. It is time to put this teaching into action and stop executions in the United States for good.
Arts & CultureBooks
Ciaran Freeman
Sally Rooney writes for an audience that lacks faith in an institutional church, yet yearns for something to believe in. She writes for me and my friends.
Politics & SocietyFaith
Jim McDermott
On this feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we take a moment to give praise to God for some of our siblings now forever gone from this planet, and to try and deepen our union with all of God’s creation.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
With violent crime rising in a number of U.S. cities, Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich is urging Catholics to consider how they might contribute to a more just and peaceful society.