Recently, Pope Francis has denounced usury as contrary to human dignity and a “dramatic social ill” because it takes advantage of another person in desperate financial situations.
In the 1930s, during a time of economic depression and geopolitical upheaval and uncertainty, Catholic Worker movement co-founder Peter Maurin wrote a collection of “Easy Essays” to help people understand and live Catholic teaching in the social and political sphere.
The story of America is the story of immigration. That is the message of Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez’s important and timely book entitled, “Immigration and the Next America” (Our Sunday Visitor). In it, Archbishop Gomez argues that the immigration debate is about much more than immigration.
The Minnesota Catholic Conference applauds lawmakers’ attempts to close the achievement gap, yet there are pragmatic questions regarding how achievement will be measured, consequences and alternative learning options for students.
It’s necessary for the Church’s pastors to remind again both Catholics and society of what it means to put the person and the family at the center of economic life
The legal landscape has changed. The bottom line is that, on Aug. 1, acting on your belief that marriage is between a man and a woman could get you punished in Minnesota.
Providing a road map to citizenship that is attainable for immigrants without legal status is key.
Pope Francis recently said that religious liberty is talked about more than it is proactively protected. And he is right. Religious liberty is increasingly given lip service, but in practice it keeps shrinking.