By Jes on August 27th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A transgender teen ended his own life in Croydon, Pennsylvania, by jumping in front of an Amtrak train near Croydon station on Monday August 18th at 1:30 in the afternoon. According to his family and friends, 17 year old Riley Matthew Moscatel had been experiencing depression for... Read more...
Posted on August 27th, 2014 by Jennifer Labbadia
My family immigrated to America from Italy in the early 1900’s, and worked hard and long hours to build a life for themselves. Even my grandfathers two generations ago were still working laborious jobs, as a bartender and a mailman, in order to achieve the American dream for my parents and their... Read more...
Posted on August 27th, 2014 by James
Birth: November 30, 1926Entered the Society of the Sacred Heart: September 7, 1948Final Profession: Rome -- August 27, 2012 "When I made my final vows, our group was named, "Joy in the Faith." I am coming to believe that must somehow be possible since it is promised in the Beatitudes and that... Read more...
Posted on August 25th, 2014 by Jes
Recent unrest in Ferguson has caused many of my friends, and maybe some of yours, to abstain from social media, claiming they are sick of seeing the bias and attention that Mike Brown and the police are getting. As a former resident of St. Louis county I am ashamed of these reactions and of the... Read more...
Posted on August 25th, 2014 by James
As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine. We further condemn the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack,... Read more...
Posted on August 9th, 2014 by Dr. Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo
In the summer of 1939 the passenger ship, MS St. Louis with 937 German Jews fleeing from Hitler’s persecution, was refused entry into Cuba.  The ship sailed towards Florida hoping for an executive order from President Roosevelt to lift the limit on German immigrants and allow entry to the USA... Read more...
Posted on June 28th, 2014 by James
Today starts the round-of-sixteen, single elimination phase of the World Cup. For the past month or so, I’ve been on paternity leave caring for my newborn daughter, Alice Rose. (More to come about her later.) In addition to witnessing my lovely baby grow everyday, I’ve also had the chance to watch... Read more...
(Gabriel Bouys/AP, Pool)
Posted on March 31st, 2014 by Dr. Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo
The meeting of President Obama with Pope Francis reasserted the reasons that I consider myself a “True Blue Catholic.”  I use the word “true” because as a Doctor of Catholic Theology, I have been concerned that recent Church leadership had drifted away from the basic sources of the faith: the... Read more...
Posted on March 26th, 2014 by James
As a seamless garment (as in whole-life pro-life) Catholic who worked hard with others to win passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whose organization, Catholics United, has consistently pushed back against right-wing efforts to undermine and demean the Administration’s accommodation of... Read more...
Posted on March 24th, 2014 by James
A friend of mine suggested I drop Denis McDonough, the President's Chief of Staff and proud fellow social justice Catholic, a quick policy briefing on what the president should discuss with Pope Francis. I took a quick stab at it and this is what I came up with. Is there anything I'm missing?To:... Read more...
Posted on March 19th, 2014 by Sue
I was in the grocery store this morning and I happened to run into a friend of mine and we stopped to talk. She told me that she had been visiting her sister, who lives in another state. It happened to be the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of her sister’s parish and their bishop was the... Read more...

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