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It's quite easy to forgive those who experience an attack of nausea upon hearing the phrase “Catholic Social Thinking.” In light of the misuse from which that phrase has suffered over the past half-century alternative responses are all too...
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Those who want to eradicate poverty make the Son of God a liar. They are mistaken and lying. —Robert Cardinal Sarah The economic problem … has been solved already: we know how to...
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“ Peter teaches us to look to the poor through the eyes of faith and to give them that which is most precious: the power of the name of Jesus. This is what he did with the paralytic; he gave him what he had, which was Jesus.”...
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Like most everyone I could not help but be moved by the musical Les Miserables. It seemed a powerful story of redemption, and I even found myself feeling sympathetic to the young revolutionaries as they...
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My father was a born again businessman. A fervent Evangelical Christian, he owned and operated a chain of six men’s clothing stores in South Carolina. Sometimes his fellow Christians would ask, “Jim don’t you feel a...
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It is easy to forget that tolerance was not original to the Enlightenment. After all, this is the narrative handed to us by most scholars and pundits.  We forget that during the Reformation entire regions and cities like Alsace,...

For the past 15 years, I have been involved with philanthropy in America—as a philanthropic advisor to donors, as a social entrepreneur, a nonprofit leader, and advisor to leaders of faith-based organizations that serve the homeless,...

Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism America’s Charity Divide – Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why it Matters, by Arthur C. Brooks We live in two...

This summer, as Barbara Elliott graciously brought me along to a banquet for a charity in Houston, one thing struck me as particularly sobering: While the two Democrat representatives were present, not one Republican...

I have witnessed both Christ-like hospitality and Southern hospitality, which often echoes Calypso more than Eumaios, especially as I waver between residence at a hearty Midwestern college, and the quasi-southern quasi-international metropolis of Houston, my family’s home. But,...