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Nov 18, 2015, 11:58 AM
   Bevin Kennedy, Office of National Collections at the USCCB This weekend is the national date for the Collection for Catholic Campaign for Human Development. In my time here, working in the Office of National Collections, I have…
Nov 12, 2015, 1:30 PM
It’s early October 2015, and I’m on a site visit to the Archdiocese of Seattle. As part of the visit, I am attending a meeting at an out-of-the-way strip mall just south of Seattle. The meeting is for displaced manufactured home owners,…
Nov 5, 2015, 2:08 PM
Found lying face down and lifeless on a Turkish beach, the three year old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, was another victim of the violence in Syria that had caused his family to flee their home in pursuit of a better life elsewhere. Photos of his drowned,…
Nov 3, 2015, 1:58 PM
 Tom Mulloy, policy advisor at USCCB As Catholics, we strive for an economy that places people first. Everyone has a right to live in dignity, free from poverty, with decent work at just wages. Life in America is far from our Catholic…
Oct 29, 2015, 2:02 PM
   November 2nd is the day we Catholics celebrate our faithful departed. On a personal level, we remember those loved ones who walked with us on this life and have gone to the eternal home to continue their life journey. On the church…
Oct 22, 2015, 10:00 AM
An abused wife with a large family realized for the first time that Catholics cared when she saw a resource card about Domestic Violence in her church’s restroom. It was the first time she had an inkling that she was not the only Catholic woman…
Oct 20, 2015, 10:00 AM
For over forty years, I ministered around the Appalachian coalfields. Because of this, I was invited to Rome, July 17-19, 2015, to represent the mountains at “United with God, We Hear a Cry,” a conference dealing with communities affected…
Oct 15, 2015, 10:00 AM
In October Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Fair Trade celebrates the fair trade movement in a special way. At its core, the fair trade movement creates enduring relationships that uplift human dignity and ensure a better work environment for…
Oct 13, 2015, 1:29 PM
Benjamin Franklin once said, "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."  Trinity student Laura Clavijo and Dr. Lynda Jackson As a business professor at Trinity Washington University, my research…
Oct 8, 2015, 10:00 AM
 Deacon Al Turner, MTS When I was director of the Office of Black Catholics I was often asked these questions: “Why do we need an Office of Black Catholics? Doesn’t that promote division among us?" These questions indicate…