Making a Difference: Catholic social teaching is the church's best-kept secret, evidenced by how quickly Pope Benedict XVI's 2009 encyclical was put on the shelf.
Faith and Justice: "Cardinal Dolan misses what Pope Francis sees so clearly: The growth of inequality everywhere ... is a result of American-style capitalism," one theologian said.
For social justice seekers of the 21st century, tactics used by the community organizers and philanthropists of years passed are passé.
On New Year's Day, I joined hundreds of shivering New Yorkers and others in front of City Hall for the inauguration of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City. I traveled to New York with Dolly Pomerleau of the Quixote Center.
We both know Bill personally and worked with him in the late 1980s to end the Reagan wars in Central America. He started his work for economic justice and peace at the Quixote Center, so we were proud to hear his clear message of economic justice in his inaugural address as the new mayor.