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FaithFaith and Reason
Leo Guardado
Gustavo Gutiérrez’s 'A Theology of Liberation' was first published in English 50 years ago. That first edition served as a primary introduction to a new way of doing theology and becoming church with the poor and insignificant.
A woman walks past a man sleeping on a sidewalk in Baltimore on June 6, 2023. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Richard A. Levins
Whether we think “they should get jobs” or “the government should take care of them,” too often we regard the poor dispassionately. The story of the good Samaritan is a better place to start.
A man sits on a park bench with his head down and a cloth bag of his belongings next to him .(iStock/Srdjanns74)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Dwayne David Paul
Rather than make it easier to find affordable housing, governments at all levels are trying to “solve” homelessness by criminalizing the actions of homeless people.
Students eat lunch in the cafeteria at V. H. Lassen Academy of Science and Nutrition in Phoenix on Jan. 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Alberto Mariani)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Dwayne David Paul
Catholics should support universal free school meals both because it aids the poor and because it promotes the common good.
A man and woman sit close together and share an intimate moment in a play rehearsal .
Arts & CultureIdeas
Rhoda Feng
“Love,” a new play by Alexander Zeldin, is not a grim report on poverty nor a blistering call for social reform, but simply lets the poor speak their own stories.
Paulina Guzik - OSV News
The Dicastery for the Service of Charity, led by Polish Cardinal Krajewski, spent $2.2 million (2 million euros) in 2022 for humanitarian help in Ukraine.