Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00
Religious advocacy is measured less in dollars than in effectiveness, say Catholic groups.
Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
As U.S. nutritionists cringe over the prospect of an overweight nation indulging in a two-month binge of "season's eatings" --- from Halloween candy to Thanksgiving dinners to Christmas feasts to New Year's parties --- there are millions of Americans who aren't sure they're going to get enough to eat this day or the next.
Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
Several years ago, a Presbyterian minister I know challenged his congregation to open its doors and its heart more fully to the poor. The congregation initially responded with enthusiasm and a number of programs were introduced that actively invited people from the less-privileged economic areas of the city, including a number of street-people, to come to their church.
Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor,” declared the prophet Isaiah approximately 2,300 years ago. “He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor” (Isaiah 61).
Friday, 04 November 2011 00:00
U.S. Catholics have mixed feelings about the Vatican's ideas on how to fix today's troubled global economy.