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How the Proposed USA Budget Violates Catholic Principles

This post began as a “top 5 shockingly immoral aspects of President Trump’s budget proposal.” The problem is that virtually the entire budget is shockingly immoral and unjust. Instead, I want to highlight 5 touchstones of Catholic Social Teaching on justice. I will provide one example of its violation; however, for every single one, you […]

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Ozanam Scholar Blends Passion for the Arts with Commitment to Social Justice

Jeremy Ashton ’17C ‘18G came to St. John’s University from Orlando, FL in the fall of 2013 because he was offered a scholarship through the selective Ozanam Scholars Program. “The tuition funding brought me here,” he said, “But the work kept me here.” Though he was initially interested in acting, Ashton realized once at SJU […]

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Sharing on Social: #famvin400 as a Resource

Many people are sharing news of our Family happenings and hopes. But social media can be a quick way of sharing important resources. Yesterday, I discovered a document just sitting around waiting to be downloaded. It’s a document for people concerned about welcoming the stranger in concrete ways, produced for the United States called, “How […]

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A New Resource: Trafficking and Human Slavery

There’s a new resource on trafficking and human slavery brought to you by the Daughters of Charity. People all over the world are on the move. They want opportunity. They want safety. They want freedom. Just freedom. That’s the name Sr. Michelle Loisel, D.C., has chosen for the name of this new resource. The new […]

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Vincentians Confronting Racism

Racism rears its ugly head whenever Vincentians are silent. Vincentians of…. Wherever. In the United States — In England, India, Ireland, Australia — racism is still a problem. Allies of the poor must speak against racism and counter it in all its forms. In an oft cited quote St. Vincent said, Let us love God, […]

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How will we communicate to those not online?

While it may seem like half the world is chasing Pokemon right now, the other half is not even on the Internet. About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the population, will still be offline at the end of this year, the International Telecommunication Union estimates. Even in Europe, the most connected region, 20.9 […]

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“Why the Wealth Gap is Bad for Everyone”

Looking for an interesting, insightful and challenging read on economic inequality and why the wealth gap is bad for everyone? Below is the beginning of an article from an interview with Charles Clark, economics professor at St. John’s University in New York. Clark discusses applying Catholic social teaching to real world economics as a solution […]

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