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Weapons of the Spirit

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Current Events | 0 comments

Thanks to my friends at the Catholic Peace Fellowship, I spent my Advent being reminded of many of the great insights of Dorothy Day....

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On Nuns, Mandates, and Referenda: The Deeper Conflicts of 2012

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Current Events | 0 comments

Before reviewing the major “events” of 2012 in moral theology, I would hasten to point out that the most important challenges faced may...

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The Kids on the Hill (or How Gerrymandering is the Single Largest Barrier to Citizens’ Right and Responsibility to Participation)

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Current Events, From the Field | 1 comment

The debate about the fiscal cliff is the latest Federal political crisis which is a product of a deeper problem: a vicious circle of the...

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Our Students in 2012

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Current Events | 3 comments

In 1999, when I began teaching at St. Louis University, my students were a mix of Catholics and Protestants. When asked about their faith,...

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Family Virtues Not Family Values

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Current Events | 0 comments

Leading sociologist of marriage Andrew Cherlin writes an important piece on a recent large-scale study of couples receiving extensive...

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