Kathleen Bonnette is a mother of three serving in the Center on Faith and Justice at Georgetown University, where she also teaches theology. She is the author of (R)evolutionary Hope: A Spirituality of Encounter and Engagement in an Evolving World (Wipf and Stock).
The child poverty rate was cut almost in half after an expansion of the child tax credit. So why did Congress, including many in the pro-life movement, let the expansion lapse?
Bishop Barron may be correct that the church has become intellectually weaker, but the way to truth is to continue inviting the voices of those who have been marginalized in the past.
Too often the pro-life movement has been tempted into the pursuit of political power and domination over pro-choice opponents. But women worried about their rights are not the enemy.
Pregnancy transforms a woman’s body into one that supports another but nevertheless remains hers. This is too often overlooked in pro-life political arguments.
The common good requires that every person can contribute their voice meaningfully to the effort of building a just society. That is why Catholics should march for the equal right to vote.
For many women religious, the Laudato Si’ Action Platform is an opportunity to be creative, writes Kathleen Bonnette, as well as a way to disprove the alarmist idea that their communities are fading into obscurity.
It is easy to mock “wokeness,” writes Kathleen Bonnette, but developing an awareness of the realities that others face is relevant to the first step of the pastoral cycle: seeing.
If “canceling” is a means of banishing to the shadows something that causes discomfort that is precisely what we are doing to migrants at our border.
Georgia’s new voting law should set off social-justice alarm bells, writes Kathleen Bonnette. We should listen to the communities most affected by the new restrictions.
We can hold Trump accountable and still have national unity. Just ask St. Augustine and Pope Francis.
President Biden called for national unity in his inaugural address, but vengeance is not the way to repair public trust, writes Kathleen Bonnette. Restorative justice is a better way toward flourishing for all.