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Christian Social Thought and Reparations

Christian Social Thought and Reparations

We are all familiar with the Biblical account of the young rich man who approached Jesus and asked what he must do to achieve salvation. Equally, we know Jesus’ response was that he must give his riches to the poor and follow Him. Similarly, we recall the pleading of the man in hell who wished to return to let his family know his agony and change their ways and do good to avoid his plight. He, too, was made to realize it was too late to help those who were wayward. It is in this context that we present the theme of this essay – Reparations for African American citizens.

Catholic Social Thought and Wages

Catholic Social Thought and Wages

Discussion about wages in Catholic social thought (CST) revolve around two key principles.  The first is the just wage, that is, that wages that do not allow workers to support themselves, their families, or the common good demean human dignity and human life.  The...

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola – Third Week: Jesus’ Arrest and Trial

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola – Third Week: Jesus’ Arrest and Trial

The contemplations of the Third Week invite us to enter into the paschal mystery (the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ) with Jesus. We walk with him from the Last Supper to his agony in the garden, to his arrest and trial, and finally to his crucifixion, in “sorrow, compassion and shame” as human sinfulness rises up against Jesus and seeks to destroy him. Here, we contemplate Jesus’ Arrest and Trial.

Catholic Social Thought and Conversion

Catholic Social Thought and Conversion

The Catechism of the Catholic Church speaks of two conversions. The first responds to the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ and leads to Baptism. The call to conversion, however, “continues to resound in the heart of Christians” and is “an uninterrupted task for the whole Church.”

Let’s Reclaim the Preacher- Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let’s Reclaim the Preacher- Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

Across the country yesterday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was honored in acts of community service, community breakfast programs, and worship services. Rev. King is remembered as a hero, a symbol, a martyr but few remember or know that before he was Dr. King, he was Reverend King.