Franciscan Sisters Elizabeth Rupert and Sarah Sykes sing during the "United Prayer for Peace" service Aug. 9 at the Pallottine Retreat Center in Florissant, Mo. The service marked the first anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the African-American teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. (CNS photo/ Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)
A year of prayerful events and projects aimed at bringing people together along with efforts to bring improved education and jobs to urban youth should be our focus as we strive for progress in these areas. Thursday, August 27, 2015
A year of prayerful events and projects aimed at bringing people together along with efforts to bring improved education and jobs to urban youth should be our focus as we strive for progress in these areas.
Jesus Christ is not running for public office this year, so we have no choice but to select candidates who are less than perfect. Wisdom does not demand perfection, but it does require intelligence, experience and, above all, good character.
This fall, millions of children already disadvantaged by the burdens of poverty will return to failing schools. Only when the fate of black and brown and white students is intertwined can our country go beyond interminable reform battles and move on to build an education system that our children deserve and our democracy demands.
In 1961, President Kennedy saw that Great Britain and France had cut taxes and their nations’ economies were outpacing the U.S. For several years, Kennedy argued that the high tax rate was a drag on economic growth.
St. Bernard once preached, “In religious life one lives more purely, falls more rarely, recovers more promptly, advances more surely, receives more graces, reposes more serenely, dies more calmly, is cleansed more quickly and in Heaven receives a greater reward.”