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Sep 9, 2015, 12:44 PM
The following excerpt is from a speech given by Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.   Bishop Jaime Soto, Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on CCHD The…
Sep 3, 2015, 1:24 PM
On April 7, 2015, my husband and I were blessed with our first child, a healthy baby boy named James. As a four month old, he brings so much joy into our lives that it is hard to imagine life before him. Becoming a mother has been a life-changing…
Sep 1, 2015, 2:22 PM
Fr. Ty Hullinger is pastor in Baltimore, Maryland This spring’s uprisings in communities like Baltimore and Ferguson have forced us to a greater awareness and acknowledgment of the root causes of systemic violence that affects working…
Aug 27, 2015, 1:53 PM
A retired friend of mind is well known for saying "work was never fun...if it had been fun they wouldn't have called it work." While that could be the mantra of AARP, those of us in the work world still know that, on days when we are…
Aug 21, 2015, 4:02 PM
 The following article was originally published by the Sun Sentinel on August 19, 2015. Next month, when Pope Francis visits the United States, one stop on his itinerary will be a prison outside of Philadelphia. He has visited prisons in…
Aug 20, 2015, 3:26 PM
This past Sunday, the Gospel focused on Jesus, the bread of life. In this blog post, Michael Carlson reflects on how our celebration of the Eucharist leads us to mission in our communities. Food is a crucial part of Catholicism. Most obviously,…
Aug 18, 2015, 6:40 PM
The weeks leading up to Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in September 2015 offer an extraordinary opportunity to see the Catholic Church at all levels in some of its best work for the world. Francis will be in Washington, DC, New York,…
Aug 13, 2015, 2:04 PM
Nearly two months have passed since the release of Laudato Si’, and Pope Francis’ words continue to spark conversation, transform hearts and prompt action. Indeed, his words remind the Christian community: “Living our vocation to be protectors of…
Aug 10, 2015, 7:16 PM
Politics can be discouraging work. Long hours are punctuated by anxious moments as bills wend their way through committee hearings, debates and floor votes. Sometimes months of work crash to the floor in mere seconds. But working for the Church…
Aug 7, 2015, 2:14 PM
On a visit last year to a community organization that receives funding from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, I heard the story of a woman working in a retail store, barely keeping her head above water. When the bills piled up, she took…