Making A Difference
Tony Magliano
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Critical of the enormous gap between the haves and the have-nots, Pope Francis said, “This imbalance is the result of ideologies which defend the absolute autonomy of the marketplace and financial speculation. Consequently, they reject the right of states, charged with vigilance for the common good, to exercise any form of control,” (Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel”). more
A hopeful, yet sadly still unfulfilled dream, is reflected in the title of Pope Francis’ Jan. 1, 2014 World Day of Peace message, “Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace.” more
As the Christmas song goes: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” While Easter is the most important time of the year, Christmas ranks very close. And when we consider in the broader sense that Christmas and Easter are theologically linked, it is true to say that in many ways Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. more
The following should disturb us. On a sunny afternoon in October 2012, 68-year-old Mamana Bibi, while gathering vegetables in the family fields in northwest Pakistan, was blown into pieces by at least two Hellfire missiles fired from a U.S. drone aircraft. more
When Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you,” he must have had the insensitivity of the U.S. Congress in mind. more
“The Israelis and Palestinians are like two trains on the same track heading towards each other,” said Maryknoll Father Jack Sullivan. more
An American attack has been averted – at least for now. more
Respect life! Every October the Catholic Church issues this clarion call. But what exactly does it mean to respect life? For many Catholics respecting life means that we should pray and work to protect unborn babies from murderous abortion. more
Reflecting on his new patron saint, Pope Francis said, “For me” St. Francis of Assisi “is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation; these days we do not have a very good relationship with creation, do we?” more
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