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A large single-family house is seen on a small hill above a sweeping green lawn. (iStock/Alex Potemkin)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Dominic Gideon
As Catholics, we must seriously consider where and how we live, and try to build sustainable communities with accountability to each other.
A mature homeless man sits next to a tree on the sidewalk of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, reading a book while people walk past him. (iStock/carstenbrandt)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Roxanne De La Torre
There is no one solution, including the best-intentioned right-to-shelter policies, that can address the multitude of issues that drive people into homelessness on a daily basis.
An eviction notice is taped to an iron gate in front of a white door with a peephole. (iStock/Jeremy Poland)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Dwayne David Paul
“Just cause” eviction laws can add a measure of security and predictability to housing markets. They can also correct the power imbalance between large landlords and tenants.
Two boys stand on a swing set in front of a modern, mid-rise apartment building.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Addison Del Mastro
Housing is an extension of people and of the family, and we can’t ignore the need for more housing simply because we don't want our neighborhoods to change.
Kerry Alys Robinson, new chief executive of Catholic Charities USA. (CNS photo/courtesy Kerry Alys Robinson)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Kerry Alys Robinson began her tenure as chief executive of Catholic Charities USA with a visit to agencies along the southwest border. “I wanted to see firsthand what the realities were," she explained.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Laramie, S.J.
The rectory is dead. Long live the rectory!