Catholic Social Teaching

A social safety net is not an optional expense
The priorities of the current administration are in stark contrast to those of Catholic social teaching.

By Kevin Clarke
Figuring discretionary spending the better part of valor, President Trump and the U.S. Congress avoided another potential government shutdown in April and punted the 2017 budget down the road to September.


Student Struggles to Pay for Catholic School that Sold Her Family into Slavery

Incoming Georgetown Student Struggles To Pay For School That Sold Her Family Into Slavery
Taryn Finley,HuffPost 1 hour 24 minutes ago
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Georgetown has recently been confronted with its role in slavery more than 100 years ago. (Alex Wong via Getty Images)
Elizabeth Thomas’ mom used to push her and her siblings’ strollers through Georgetown University’s campus when they were toddlers.

Fathers Day

Father is a complex metaphor for God
God isn’t a “Wait until your father gets home…” dad, but rather unconditional love.

By Heidi Russell
While recent decades have seen feminine images of God spread even to mainstream media like Time magazine, our image of God the Father has remained, well, patriarchal.

Book Review

Our pastor, Father Andrew Charles Smith, Jr, aka Father Drew will conduct a review of the book: The Valley of the Dry Bones: The Conditions That Face Black People in America Today.
Be sure to follow.

Slavery in the United States

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t.

Don't Block Your Blessing-A Blog by Deacon Bruce McElrath

There are three levels of spiritual blessing. First is the blessing that comes from honoring our fathers and mothers in the home. We already know what God’s Word says about that. But what about those over us in authority here on Earth? “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you” (Hebrews 13:17).


"Whoever believes in me will

do the works that I do." What

were th works that Jesus did?

Miracles, sometimes, but what

were the essence of these

miracles? Caring for the sick,

comforting for the sorrowful,

feeding the hungry...much of

Jesus' ministry was spent in

carring out what we call the

works of mercy. But He did

more than that; He also

preached and publicly shared

the good news, He fostered

fellowship and community,

and He prayed. All of this

makes a kind of plan of

Never Alone A Blog By Deacon Bruce McElrath

Life cannot grind to a halt during troubled times.
In an unpleasant or distressing situation, we
must adjust and keep moving. We may find it
difficult to pray for those in authority if they
are evil, but that is when our prayers are
most needed (1 Timothy 2:1,2)

When we enter times of trouble or sudden change,
pray diligently and move ahead, doing whatever
we can rather then giving up because of fear or


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