Life: Is your faith working?
Are you satisfied with your life's vocation or just longing for a vacation? A Reader Survey scans the help wanted signs of the times to find out if most people feel like they're doing the Lord's work or merely getting worked over on the job.
Culture: Union-made in China
Eager to avoid labor standards unions have helped create, American companies often look to China. But workers there are finally calling for the same protections their fellow laborers across the globe enjoy, reports Kevin Clarke.
Church: Admission deferred
There are a lot of differences between the mid-century vocation boom and today's apparent bust, reports J.D. Long-Garcia. For starters, back in the 1950s, no one had $25,000 in student debt.
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The Examined Life: Setting our priorities on school choice
With September now upon us, the new school year is once again bringing talk of an often-debated political issue: school choice vouchers.
Catholic Tastes: Does it matter what pop stars pray for?
I admit that I've been known to sing along at the top of my lungs to Katy Perry's recitation of drunken exploits, "Last Friday Night," and to the teeny-bopping love song that is Justin Bieber's "Baby."
Margin Notes: How did the Catholic Conference of Ohio arrive at "neutral" on collective bargaining referendum?
I can only imagine what my late father, a proud Catholic member of Chicago's Local 17, would say about the news that the Catholic Conference of Ohio (in other words, the Ohio Catholic bishops) have decided to remain neutral on the upcoming referendum about whether to save collective bargaining rights for state workers.
The Examined Life: The growing divide between bishops and theologians
NCR reported earlier this week that the "leading English-language Catholic theological journal," Jesuit-run Theological Studies was forced by the Vatican to publish an unedited essay that was a response to another essay published seven years ago in 2004.
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