"We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained."
The fact of the matter is that working people deserve a higher minimum wage, and wages that go even higher, for their work.
Shannen Dee Williams stumbled on the subject of black nuns by accident. Later, she would wonder if she had done the right thing by digging further.
I want to give five reasons why most Latinos will not or should not support Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential run.
The financial stability of America’s working families is increasingly divided by race and ethnicity, says a study released this week by The Working Poor Families Project.
“In 2013, working families headed by racial/ethnic minorities were twice as likely to be poor or low-income (47 percent) compared with non-Hispanic whites (23 percent),” the study states, “a gap that has increased since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007.”
Profit must never be a Christian's god, although it is one of the tools for measuring the effectiveness of business choices and the ability of a company to help workers feed their families, Pope Francis said.
"Money is the devil's dung," the pope said Saturday, quoting St. Francis of Assisi. "When money becomes an idol, it dictates people's choices."
The absence of a more frank discussion about America's poverty problem remains a mystery in our national political discourse. Who are "the poor"? Who represents them?
Global Sisters Report: While much of the pre-synod discussion has centered on whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Communion, many issues are up for grabs this month.
If you are following the immigration, child trafficking and visa-to-protect issues related to the children refugees on the border, you might want to read last November’s report from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Brace yourself for family backlash if you plan to marry an atheist.
A new Pew Research survey chiefly focused on political polarization also found Americans divided when someone in the family picks a nonbeliever to marry.
Atheists are the most unwanted future relative, by far. Nearly half (49 percent) of Americans say they would be unhappy if a member of their immediate family picked an unbeliever for a spouse.
Those most likely to say they'd be upset: