Tony Magliano is an internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist.

In his challenging keynote address "Advancing the Kingdom of God in the 21st Century," Tony clearly explains how prayerful reflection upon the ancient teachings of the Gospel and the modern principles of Catholic social teaching can effectively guide a consistent, logical and life-affirming approach to the moral issues — everything from abortion to war — facing humanity in the 21st century.

Tony's enthusiastic, informative and inspiring presentation has been well received by diocesan gatherings from San Clemente, California, to Baltimore.

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Pope Francis challenges fossil fuel execs to act now

Making a Difference: Challenging world oil executives to recognize the urgent environmental need to quickly transition from fossil fuel extraction and burning to clean energy production, Pope Francis called them to take to heart that "civilization requires energy, but energy must not destroy civilization." 

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Pope Francis calls us all to holiness, for all life

Making a Difference: Pope Francis writes that the various miseries experienced by countless human beings should cause Christians to feel "a constant and healthy unease" that should inspire us to deeply pray and tirelessly work to help all those who suffer.

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Stone soup for hungry children

Making a Difference: In South Sudan, with civil war violence showing no end in sight, the greatest challenge is to somehow supply food and clean water to several thousand internally displaced persons who have very little, and in many cases, absolutely nothing.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s wisdom calls us higher, 50 years later

Making a Difference: Rev. King's 1968 death could not silence his truthful words, which continue to challenge a nation to completely abandon acceptance and addiction to racism, inequality, injustice, militarism and violence.

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