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A Commentary on Challenges Facing Organized Labor Today
MENLO PARK, CA, March 2011-- Catholic social teaching should guide our responses to the social and economic challenges of our day. For example, Catholic social doctrine teaches that the economy, government and technology are made to support men and women; men and women are not simply objects made to support these entities.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan Tribute to Dorothy Day
NEW YORK, November 9, 2010 -- "Dorothy Day is one of the most significant women in the life of the Church in the United States." That's how Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York began a moving and inspiring talk about the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement on the anniversary of her birthday Nov. 9 at St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village. The video clip below is worth watching to the end. Archbishop Dolan labeled six "insights" we can take from Dorothy Day.

Poverty --  The High Cost of Marriage Breakdown
ROME, September. 26, 2010 - The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest figures on income and poverty on Sept. 16. According to the report the official U.S. poverty rate in 2009 was 14.3%, up from 13.2% in 2008. In raw numbers this adds up to 43.6 million people in poverty in 2009, compared to 39.8 million in 2008.

Pope Urges Responsibility for Creation
An Integral Human Development (Video)

Donald DeMarco, PhD, author of Roots of Discrimination, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, weak, unborn, embryo, fetus

Roots of Discrimination
The Universal Nature of the Human Being

John Paul II, in Crossing the Threshold of Hope, refers to “the great anthropocentric shift in philosophy,” in which Descartes redefines the human being in terms of consciousness. Referring to St. Thomas Aquinas, John Paul reiterates that “it is not thought which determines existence, but existence, ‘esse,’ which determines thought!” In other words, it is man who thinks, not thinking that is man.

Benedict XVI: Combating Hunger a Pro-life Issue
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 3, 2008-- In a world replete with resources, hunger and malnutrition are simply unacceptable, says Benedict XVI.

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