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Prioritizing the Poor in Global Health

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Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good has a great post up this week at their Common Good Forum on the need to prioritize the poor in public health issues, specifically focusing on the eradication of seven neglected tropical diseases. The article is Emily Conron's debut at CACG but her ability to bring together the moral vision of the Church articulated by Pope Francis with the practical means of ending the exclusion of millions of people who suffer from the diseases identifies Conron as a voice to keep an eye on.

To Hell With the UN

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From the organization that brought you the “Zionism is racism” resolution, now we have been told that the Catholic Church is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. From the organization that, quite recently, enlisted the Qaddafi regime to lead the UN Committee on Human Rights, we are told that the Catholic Church is unduly concerned about human rights because it teaches that unborn children should not be killed and that traditional marriage is a thing worth championing. Whose culture war is it now?

Card. George Pushes For Immigration Reform

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Yesterday, former Speaker of the House Danny Hastert and Cardinal Francis George joined hands with Illinois business leaders to make the case for comprehensive immigration reform. The Chicago Tribune has the story. The business push is especially important as the issue rests in the hands of the House GOP leaders, all of whom are beholden, in varying degrees, to business interests. 

A Myth Is Born

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Yesterday, again at the vet’s (this time for Ambrose, the St. Bernard), I saw something on the CNN ticker about a new Congressional Budget Office report on the Affordable Care Act. It said something about jobs. I was distracted but could sense this did not bode well.

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