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Fighting for Lasting Peace

Peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the country’s principal guerrillas had come to a standstill yet again. One of the longest and bloodiest civil wars in...

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Integral Ecology: Pope Francis, Ethical Pluralism, and the Planet

This 2015 Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C. lecture features Christiana Zenner, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, science and ethics in the Department of Theology at Fordham...

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Fighting to Cure Food Allergies

Sarah McKenzie knows the deadly potential of food allergies all too well. Her young son, Gunner, has a peanut allergy, and while the family is attentive, the smallest mistake can...

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Catholic Health Care’s Role in Integral Human Development

What role can Catholic health care play in the moral development of the United States? Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, RN, MS, claims it has the ability and obligation to go beyond...

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Art and History

1916: A Cry for Independence

The Liam Neeson narrated documentary, 1916: The Irish Rebellion captures the events of an Easter Monday, “The Easter Rising,” a century ago that would rock the British Empire....

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Transformational Change in Healthcare

The full title of this lecture is “Transformational Change in Healthcare: What It Means for You, for Business and for the Government.” This talk is given by Elizabeth Heller...

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A Conversation with Cardinal Rodríguez: Thoughts on Laudato Si and the Synod

The Center for Social Concerns’ annual theme for 2015–16 was the “Care of All Creation,” connecting to the publication of Laudato Si. In January 2016, Cardinal Oscar...

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Fighting for Displaced People

There are 60 million displaced people in the world and every day an estimated 40,000 people flee their homes in search of safety elsewhere. For many, a temporary stop in a refugee...

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Fighting for Precision Medicine

Dr. Kevin Tracey knows the tragedy of sepsis all too well. Early in his career, he watched as a young baby recovering from burns died overnight from sepsis. No one even knew she...

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Fighting for Clean Water

When toxins from algal blooms contaminated Toledo, Ohio’s water supply in 2014, residents found themselves in the midst of a drinking water crisis. Spanning from Lake Erie to...

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Religion and Philosophy

The Church and Islam: 50 Years after Nostra Aetate

Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald focuses on “Nostra Aetate,” the Council’s pivotal declaration on non-Christian religions, and the influence it has had on relations between...

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Impact of Gaudium et Spes on the Church in Southern Africa

Cardinal Wilfred Napier, O.F.M., Archbishop of Durbin, takes a practical approach to Gaudium et Spes by evaluating its impact on the Church in Southern Africa and the ways in...

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