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Catechism Commentary: The Common Good

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in From the Field | 5 comments

The notion of “the common good” may be the most familiar concept of Catholic social teaching. The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the...

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Edward Snowden and Catholic Social Teaching

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Current Events | 7 comments

On this blog and in Catholic moral discourse more generally, there have been a considerable number of critiques of libertarian principles...

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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 American Politics, Classic Posts, 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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Private Charity may be a Euphemism for Private Self-Investment

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Current Events | 2 comments

Americans, regardless of political viewpoint, have long had a significant preference for giving aid to others through private charities...

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Five Reasons the Catholic Left Should Engage Paul Ryan

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Current Events | 4 comments

The announcement of Representative Paul Ryan as the Republican VP nominee has energized Catholic conversation about the election.  On this...

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