Social Justice

Mary M. McConnaha August 14, 2018
The Gospel calls on all of us to get past “analysis paralysis,” where direct action is always put off in favor of more research and discernment.
Jack Downey August 10, 2018
A much-needed biography of Paul Hanly Furfey (1896-1992): priest, sociologist and urban revolutionary theorist.
Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 13 to request political asylum in the United States. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file)
John Stowe August 07, 2018
It is critical to humanize the issue of immigration, to introduce real people’s experiences into the public consciousness, if we want to bring about lasting change.
Jorge Taborda, an undocumented immigrant, and Tom Smith, O.F.M. Conv., at the Holy Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, N.M.(J.D. Long-García)
Tom Smith August 02, 2018
The example of St. Francis has prompted a New Mexico retreat center to open its doors to refugees, but also to go out in the world to work for justice.
Catholic News Service August 01, 2018
Catholic groups have collected and are distributing aid for thousands of people affected by a deadly earthquake that struck Lombok, Indonesia's popular tourist island.
During the Saturday evening Mass when Father Looney heard the opening lines of the first reading from Jeremiah, the priest switched gears, deciding he had to say something about sexual abuse allegations against now former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington.