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Charity and Justice

By Christine Dragonette on September 25th, 2014

When reflecting on current events or issues in our community and beyond, it is often helpful to look for examples of both charity and justice, and opportunities to exhibit both. Works of charity provide direct service, food, clothing, and other basic needs, while justice seeks to find large-scale solutions to the root causes of social, … Read More


Reflecting on the Justice System

By Christine Dragonette on September 14th, 2014

Recently, two men were released from death row after DNA evidence proved that the crime for which they had been held for 30 years was actually committed by another man. If you haven’t seen it, here’s a New York Times story on the situation. Reading through the facts of the case– that the two men … Read More


More reflections on the situation in Ferguson

By Mark Etling on August 20th, 2014

If you have time and interest, please check out this week’s issue of the National Catholic Reporter. They have been kind enough to print my extended reflections on the situation in Ferguson. The story will appear both in print and online. The title I gave the story is, “The Voices of God in Ferguson.” They … Read More


Evangelii Gaudium

By Mark Etling on April 22nd, 2014

Over the next several weeks we will be exploring the depth of meaning in Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Evangelii Gaudium. The letter is as noteworthy for its tone of hope and directness as it is for its far-reaching content. You can access Evangelii Gaudium by going to: www.vatican.va/evangelii-gaudium/en/index.html


Welcome to the Many and One blog

By Mark Etling on January 10th, 2014

Thank you for joining the conversation! I look forward to having an engaging and challenging discussion about Catholic social teaching. I encourage you to take the time to read and think about the principles of the social teaching, and to post your comments and questions about them here. I’ll leave you with a question: What … Read More