Articles tagged: social-justice

Pope Francis v. Donald Trump, and More! 13 U.S. Political Cartoons

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SPL Staff • September 28th, 2015

Listers, His Holiness Pope Francis' arrival to the United States was paved by a considerable amount of political posturing. The Roman Pontiff's focus on the poor, the immigrant, and the environment was too liberal for many, while his focus on marriage, the unborn, and religious liberty was too... Read More →

26 Quotes from Pope Francis' Visit to Washington D.C. and New York City

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SPL Staff • September 26th, 2015

Listers, Pope Francis' visit to the United States is one marked with historic firsts. His Holiness Pope Francis was the first Roman Pontiff to address a full joint session of the U.S. Congress. Second, Pope Francis was the first Vicar of Christ to address the United Nations at the opening of a... Read More →

11 Things You Should Know about the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

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SPL Staff • November 9th, 2014

Listers, the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta has a long and rich history. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta or "SMOM" for short, traces its origins to a crusade-era hospital in the Holy Lands charged with caring for not only Catholics but... Read More →

15 Catholic Quotes on ISIS, Islam, War, & the Persecuted Church

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SPL Staff • October 9th, 2014

1. Christians are Peace-Loving Citizens "Excellency, we Christians are peace-loving citizens caught up in the middle of a clash between Sunnis and Shiites, as well as attacks from Military groups. Our community has suffered a disproportionate share of hardship caused by sectarian conflicts,... Read More →

9 Official Guidelines Outlining the Social Responsibility of Catholic Hospitals

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SPL Staff • July 26th, 2014

Listers, the following are official guidelines given to Catholic healthcare systems by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops ("USCCB"). These are the first nine directives out of a total of seventy-two guiding everything from employment opportunities to contraception. The first nine... Read More →

13 Political Cartoons on Pope Francis & the Economy of Inequality

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SPL Staff • July 7th, 2014

Listers, Pope Francis' comments on the economy have generated a lot of attention. Political parties have been quick to judge his comments and either claim him as their own or dismiss him as a socialist/marxist. What has not happened, however, is a holistic digestion of the Holy Father's words.... Read More →

Commentary on the 4 Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance

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SPL Staff • February 1st, 2014

Listers, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are sins that cry out to heaven. "The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are 'sins that cry to heaven': the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner,... Read More →

15 Catholic Quotes in Response to the SCOTUS Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

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SPL Staff • June 27th, 2013

Recommended Reading Full PDF Text: U.S. v. Windsor (DOMA Case) Full PDF Text: Hollingsworth v. Perry (Prop 8) Early Church: 12 Quotes on Homosexuality and Other Sexual Sins Homosexuality: 4 Teachings from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 5 Catholic Documents on Family, Sex, and... Read More →

The Right to Become Dead: 6 Introductory Thoughts on Assisted Suicide

Philosophy

SPL Staff • June 3rd, 2013

Listers, is there a right to assisted suicide - what type of right do people claim it is? To address this question, we turn to the mind of Leon Kass. Though not a Catholic, Kass' understanding of natural law and ills of modernity is better than most. His treatment of assisted suicide is... Read More →

Worth Watching: 9 Videos that Warm the Catholic Soul

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SPL Staff • May 20th, 2013

Listers, we encourage you to share your faith by sharing these videos. The Catholic faith is a beautiful and rich religion and so many inside and outside of the Church are blind to its beauty. We've catalogued a multitude of video-lists, but this is our second collection of heart-warming Catholic... Read More →

POPE FRANCIS: 30 Photos and Memes from his Election

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SPL Staff • March 15th, 2013

Listers, habemus papam, Franciscum! We've collected some of the more popular photographs and memes circling social media. Regarding sources, almost all the photos were simply being shared on Facebook or Twitter; however, a good source for these memes and others is the highly recommended Catholic... Read More →

The 2 Books by Cardinal Ratzinger that Will Change Your Life

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • March 9th, 2013

Listers, if Catholics are to live a life of virtue then there are two primary sciences - bodies of knowledge - all Catholics should study: the "Noble Science" and the "Queen of the Sciences." The corpus of writings from Cardinal Ratzinger is as vast and as it is impressive. An excellent survey of... Read More →

Modern Man Has Lost His Way: 13 Comments on the Western Heritage of Christ and Socrates

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • January 7th, 2013

Listers, Father James V. Schall S.J. is one of the preeminent Catholic political thinkers of our time. Fr. Schall's "The Point of Medieval Political Philosophy" is found within his collection of excellent essays entitled The Mind That Is Catholic: Philosophical & Political Essays__ (p.... Read More →

The Educated Catholic Voter: 10 Lists on the Catholic Citizen

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SPL Staff • October 29th, 2012

Listers in lieu of some comparison of fleeting political platforms and promises, SPL presents a collection of lists that articulates the Church's timeless political principles. The following lists pull from USCCB documents that address particular American politics, Vatican documents that address... Read More →

3 Prayers by St. Thomas More for Catholic Lawyers

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SPL Staff • October 22nd, 2012

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Listers, this hackneyed quote is taken from a minor character in Shakespeare's Henry VI. Often quoted in glee and with a smirk, it raises the question of why society enjoys a "good" lawyer joke. "The answer is simple," states Strickland and... Read More →

Fear Not Little Flock: "All 12 Texts from the Holy Father''s Apostolic Journey to Lebanon

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SPL Staff • September 17th, 2012

Apostolic Journey to Lebanon (14-16 September 2012) On the occasion of the signing and publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. All quotes are by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI unless otherwise cited.   1.... Read More →

24 Points from His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III on the Crisis in Syria (2012)

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SPL Staff • July 25th, 2012

Listers, the crisis in Syria has escalated to a civil war standards and has claimed the lives of thousands. Amongst those most marginalized by the conflict are our Eastern Catholic brothers and sisters. The spiritual leader for many of those Catholics is His Beatitude Patriarch Gregory III... Read More →

Political Animals: 5 Lessons from the Opening Pages of Aristotle's Politics

Philosophy

SPL Staff • July 5th, 2012

Listers, Aristotelian political thought is at the cornerstone of Western Civilization. It is especially important in its articulation of the importance of the family or household, of natural justice, and of humans as naturally political animals. In the development of political philosophy, few... Read More →

Understanding Catholic Social Teaching: 14 Scriptures

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SPL Staff • June 28th, 2012

Listers, in researching the connection** between salvation and our treatment of the poor, I came across a Catholic Charities' document outlining Catholic Social Teaching according to Scripture.** As articulated by the Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, "Catholics are in a unique position to change the... Read More →

10 Official Catholic Goals For American Politics

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SPL Staff • April 9th, 2012

Listers, the following political goals are promoted directly from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the 2011 USCCB document entitled Faithful Citizenship, the US Bishops give ten goal for Catholic political life inside the United States. For Catholics living in a democracy,... Read More →
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