Life: And lead us not into temper tantrums
What's that smell? Sorry, that's my toddler, writes Heidi Schlumpf in Sounding Board, rushing to change a diaper. Would you give her a hand instead of making a face?
Church: Labor pains
Support for working people has long been a rallying cry of Catholic social teaching, reports Kristen Hannum. So why did the Catholic response to the Dairy State union battle make so little noise?
Culture: Leave no trace
There's more than birds and bugs on the endangered species list in South America, says Kevin Clarke. Slash-and-burn agriculture near the Peru-Brazil border also threatens "uncontacted" tribes of fellow humans.
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The Examined Life: A fond farewell
I'm writing from Colorado today, on Day 3 of my journey into the next stage of my career. After five years at U.S. Catholic, I'm returning to school for a one-year Specialized Journalism program at the University of Southern California.
The Examined Life: The threat and appeal of the Dalai Lama
I had the privilege of seeing the Dalai Lama speak twice before last Monday's panel discussion on "Bridging the Faith Divide," but I was particularly interested to see how he would interact with other faith leaders this time.
Margin Notes: Prepping for an 'idiotic' depression?
As the country waits breathlessly for some resolution to the debt ceiling crisis (or is that just exasperation?), cranky Keynesians like Paul Krugman have been growing more morose-with-a-chance-of-schadenfreude.
Margin Notes: Christian leaders call for 'circle of protection' in budget talks
The budget resolution--and its effects on the poor--has the potential to be the defining moral mark of the Obama administration. The question is: Will they pay attention to the most vulnerable among us while attempting to solve this crisis?
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