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Forum – Fall 2017: Pope Francis Revives the Workers’ Church

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The Catholic Church in America—once an ally of workers and their unions—grew deferential to big money in recent decades. Now, prompted by the Pope, a new generation of labor priests and bishops is trying to change that. This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of “The American Prospect” magazine.

Forum – Winter 2017: Statements of Cardinal Cupich and Cardinal Tobin on the Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants

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Statement of Cardinal Cupich – January 29, 2017 – This weekend proved to be a dark moment in U.S. history. The executive order to turn away refugees and to close our nation to those, particularly Muslims, fleeing violence, oppression and persecution is contrary to both Catholic and American values. Have we not repeated the disastrous decisions of those in the past who turned away other people fleeing violence, leaving certain ethnicities and religions marginalized and excluded? We Catholics know that history well, for, like others, we have been on the other side of such decisions.

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Spring 2005

  • Reflections on the FORUS Study
  1. Transformation and Commitments: Reflections After the FORUS Project by Miriam Ukeritis, CSJ (PDF)
  2. Sharpening Blunt Intentions: Reflections on the FORUS Study by Stephen Glodek, SM (PDF)
  3. The FORUS Study and the Origins of the Center for the Study of Religious Life  by Ted Keating, SM (PDF)

Fall 2004

  • The Religious Priest Today: Revisiting A Concert of Charisms
  1. Clerical Religious Life in the First Decade of the New Millennium by Paul Philibert, OP (PDF)
  2. While We Have Time, Let Us Do Good by Justin Biase, OFM Conv. (PDF)
  3. A Choice Led By the Spirit by Jeff Duaime, CSSp (PDF)

Spring 2001

  • Restructuring Men’s Religious Communities: A Question of Mission, A Question of Worth 
  1. Marianists: The Wisdom of the Cheshire Cat by Stephen Glodek, SM.(PDF)
  2. Oblates: To Live and Give Witness to the Experience of God by David Kalert, OMI. (PDF)
  3. Redemptorists Answer: Is It Worth It? by Richard Thibodeau, CSsR. (PDF)

Fall 2000

  • The Consecrated Life in View of the Celebration of the Jubilee Year 2000
  1. Witnesses of Christ in the World: The Consecrated Life in View of the Celebration of the Jubilee Year 2000 by Camilo Maccise, OCD. Translated from the Spanish by Philip Gage, SM. (PDF)
  2. Religious as a Sign of Sisterhood/Brotherhood by Camilo Maccise OCD. Trans. by Philip Gage SM. (PDF)
  3. Reflecting the Merciful Face of the Father: The Consecrated Life in View of the Celebration of the Jubilee Year 2000 by Camilo Maccise, OCD. Trans. by Philip Gage, SM. (PDF)

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