How Dagger John Saved the Irish

    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33       Archbishop John Hughes of New York, universally known to friend and foe as

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Will Money Make Everyone Virtuous?

One of the many divides among modern Catholics is between what we might call the “moralizers” and the “justice seekers”. “Moralizers” are those who emphasize the importance of teaching people moral laws and urging them to abide by them. “Justice

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Poverty and Family Type

The old saw is that there are lies, damned lies, and statistics, as if statistics were in some way a variety of lie. Of course, the issue is not so much that statistics are lies, as that statistics represent an

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From Sweat-shop Workers to Business Owners

The Oregonian features an article on how Chinese workers who spent years working in factories for American brands like Nike and Columbia Sportswear have become a major source of business startups and wealth in China’s rural interior. WUHU, China —

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The Dominican Sisters On The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  They are a new order that arose from Pope John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization.  They are devout and orthodox in our Catholic

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USCCB Scandal Deepens, U.S. Bishops Remain Silent

[Update at the bottom of this post] The scandal that has engulfed the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) shows no sign in abating. Today we learn even more incriminating facts that continue to tarnish the image of the USCCB.

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Pray for those in Haiti

A 7.0 earthquake rocked Port-au-Prince in Haiti earlier today. Haiti is a desperately poor nation at the best of times. Weaker and older structures will mean even worse damage and loss of life, and in a nation where hunger is

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