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Universal Restoration

God’s love is so great that God will finally teach it to all of us. Continue Reading Universal Restoration

Rediscovering the Common Good: Weekly Summary

Rediscovering the Common Good Saturday, November 6, 2021 Week Forty-Four Summary and Practice Sunday, October 31—Friday, November 5, 2021 Sunday For centuries we have been content to patch up holes temporarily (making ourselves feel benevolent) while in fact maintaining the institutional structures that created the holes to begin with (disempowering those on the margins). Now… Continue Reading Rediscovering the Common Good: Weekly Summary

The Global Common Good

Rediscovering the Common Good The Global Common Good Friday, November 5, 2021 In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis urges Christians to consider the long-term effects of our actions which impact the future well-being of the human species, all living things, and our planet itself: The notion of the common good also extends to future generations. The… Continue Reading The Global Common Good

The Goodness of Solidarity

Rediscovering the Common Good The Goodness of Solidarity Thursday, November 4, 2021 Few Christians in the twentieth century lived their lives as devoted to the common good as Dorothy Day. She served the poor, homeless, and hungry in New York City for decades. Her steadfast belief in the dignity of the poor as bearing the… Continue Reading The Goodness of Solidarity

Unified by the Paschal Mystery

Rediscovering the Common Good Unified by the Paschal Mystery Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Fr. Richard explains how a deepening trust in the Paschal Mystery of Christ can lead us to a greater commitment to the common good. I do not think it is overly dramatic to say that Western civilization appears to be in a… Continue Reading Unified by the Paschal Mystery

A Concern for the Good of the World

Rediscovering the Common Good A Concern for the Good of the World Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Fr. Richard and the Center’s commitment to the common good is deeply rooted in both the Scriptures and the Catholic Church’s social teaching and doctrine. Authors Chris Korzen and Alexia Kelley offer this brief outline: The Catholic vision of… Continue Reading A Concern for the Good of the World

A Foundation for the Common Good

Rediscovering the Common Good A Foundation for the Common Good Monday, November 1, 2021 Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners ministry and a longtime friend of Fr. Richard’s, connects the idea of the common good with Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom of God. I believe the moral prerequisite for solving the deepest problems this country and… Continue Reading A Foundation for the Common Good

Where Justice and Charity Meet

Rediscovering the Common Good Where Justice and Charity Meet Sunday, October 31, 2021 Fr. Richard Rohr shares the importance of both justice and charity to bring about the common good. “We need to make the kind of society where it is easier for people to be good,” said Peter Maurin (1877–1949). [1] That is our… Continue Reading Where Justice and Charity Meet

Foundational Hope

An Evolving Faith Foundational Hope Monday, May 31, 2021 Memorial Day in US The Jesuit scientist Teilhard de Chardin wrote that “Love is the physical structure of the universe.” [1] Our theological way of saying the same thing is “Let us create in our image” (Genesis 1:26), in the image of the triune God, who… Continue Reading Foundational Hope

The Modern Disguise of Evil

Choosing Love in a Time of Evil The Modern Disguise of Evil Monday, May 17, 2021 Reporting on the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust, the Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) used the phrase “the banality of evil.” It is a shocking phrase to many because it flies in… Continue Reading The Modern Disguise of Evil

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