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Catholic Charities Could Block Adoptions For Couples In Civil Unions

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

One of the largest adoption agencies in Illinois is threatening to turn away couples with civil unions, despite state law demanding they do otherwise....

Fighting Poverty: The Jesus We Serve, Or Deserve?

Ray Waddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ray Waddle

An easy temptation is to feel overwhelmed by poverty's pain and persistence. Yet thousands -- millions -- of people are fighting for solutions, wasting no time on the indulgence of defeatism.

Nonprofit Groups To Bird-Dog Spill Report Proposals

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Coastal advocates like much, though not all, of what they've read in the national, oil-spill commission report released this month, and instead of stashing the document in a desk drawer, they plan to stay engaged and speak up about its ideas.

Bishops Play Defense On Anti-Poverty Initiative

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) For four decades, the U.S. Catholic bishops have maintained a nationwide program designed to help the poo...

Another Suit Filed Against Catholic Priest, This Time Not For Sex Abuse

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's more legal trouble for the Catholic Church -- except this time it doesn't involve sex abuse. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit...

BP Donates $1 Million To Help Fishermen Affected By Gulf Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that has gushed millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP, the oil company responsib...

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I invited Beck to a civil and respectful conversation about the issues at stake here, but he has chosen a different path.

Robin Hood or the Pope: Who Really Cares About the Poor?

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

The "Tea Party" Robin Hood is misdirected. Property owners won't have security until the least among us have economic security, too.

The Poor, the Preschoolers and the Pope

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

Church was demonstrating that the East coast did not have a monopoly on sacrificing good works on dogma's altar.

Catholic Charities Drops Same-Sex Spouses From Benefits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Social services organization Catholic Charities informed its Washington D.C. employees on Monday that spouses of new employees would not be covered un...

Sleepless In New York: My Night at the HOPE Street Survey (SLIDESHOW)

Boonsri Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Boonsri Dickinson

One night every year, volunteers walk thousands of miles on the grids of the city, Queen, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, and climb through the underworld of the subways lines to count the homeless.

Out of the Closet, Out in the Cold: Gay Marriage and the Catholic Archdiocese in DC

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Which is the lesser of two evils: accommodating a few gays and lesbians while providing for 68,000 needy people, or leaving all of those needy people high and dry for the sake of making a statement against gay marriage?

Catholic Charities Meet the DC Council

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

On December 15, 2009, the D.C. Council voted 11-2 in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the District. That distresses the Pope and his employees almost as much as sexual abuse of children.

Nine-Year-Old Kansas Boy Devotes Holiday Season To Collecting Hundreds Of Toys For Others

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of our Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. A nine-ye...

Can I Get a Granddad Up in Here?

Suz Redfearn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suz Redfearn

I can't be alone in my yearning, can I? There have to be others who crave a sweet, old Paw Paw, too, and are wondering how to land one, for themselves or for their kids.