SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Catholic social teaching
June 29, 2021
Reservations about vocabulary are not a good enough reason to forgo necessary conversations about the realities of racial injustice.
May 27, 2021
A man embraces his wife and daughter after crossing the Rio Grande near the border between Mexico and the United States in Del Rio, Texas. (Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images)   While people debate whether the United States has been a “Christian nation,” no one has ever claimed it has been a Catholic one. If
May 04, 2021
Like the sabbath, the economy is at the service of the human person, not vice versa. Thus, the measure of a moral economy is the development of the full human person.
April 22, 2021
People who you'd expect to be anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers turn out to be strongly pro-mask and vaccine — because they care for someone vulnerable. It's a teachable moment for them, but only if they see how their experience changes their politics.
April 06, 2021
The Guardian's John Harris has no religion and regrets the loss of fellowship and shared meaning that religion provides the religious. His answer will not provide them. Only religion can do that.
March 11, 2021
People claim minimum wage laws will only cost people jobs and kill businesses. But only because they accept one narrative and treat it as an objective fact, when it's not.
June 14, 2018
The NHS can make terrible mistakes. But its basic principle - healthcare provision based on need - is congruent with Church teaching
March 08, 2018
For the sake of the common good, we must build new homes