Distinctly Catholic: David Cloutier's new book, The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age, represents a challenge, a thoughtful, precise challenge, to contemporary economics.
Catholic social teaching
Take and Read: The synod document 'Justice in the World' described the world I had experienced but couldn't name – and it admitted the church’s own need for conversion.
Young Voices: This letter is not meant to sway you to favor one candidate over another or move you to understanding one platform more deeply than another.
Faith and Justice: The Republican Party platform emphasizes less government programs, less regulations and less taxes.
Making a Difference: Neither of America's two major political parties reflect a genuine, total commitment to God. We need a people's platform.
Faith and Justice: The draft of the Democratic Party Platform was released just before the Fourth of July weekend. Here's a summary and how it compares to Catholic social teaching.
NCR Today: Thanks to our explosive politics, practically everyone thinks the country is headed for disaster, or is already there.
NCR Today: I dispute the claim that Donald Trump's "statements line up more closely with Catholic teaching than one might immediately assume."
Viewpoint: Rerum Novarum is the starting point of an important tradition of Catholic social teaching that has served as alternative to secular politics.
Distinctly Catholic: Our economic and social life must be predicated on the significance of workers, not consumers.