Culture: We're sticking to the union
In most countries, May 1 is Labor Day, but in the United States, Kevin Clarke writes, many have forgotten the Catholic value behind organized labor: the common good.
Life: Mother without child
As we approach our annual celebration of motherhood, Vinita Hampton Wright reminds us that motherhood is not a given for all women, even if they long for it.
Church: Blessed are you
This past weekend's big beatification isn't as much about Blessed Pope John Paul II, as it is about our concept of sainthood, writes Bryan Cones.
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The Examined Life: Is Osama bin Laden's assassination "justice"?
"Justice has been done," said President Obama last night, announcing the assassination of Osama bin Laden, a couple of his aides, and a woman used as a human shield in the attack. Is that what "justice" is?
Margin Notes: OECD: Contain deficits, but do better by families
The bishops are properly worried that efforts to close deficits with abrupt austerity will overburden the already struggling poor.
The Examined Life: Chicago news: Father Michael Pfleger suspended
This has been brewing for some time, but it seems things have finally boiled over. Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Parish on Chicago's South Side, has been suspended by Cardinal Francis George.
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