Obama Mandates Precedent-Setting Task Force to Protect Honey Bees and Other Pollinators Beyond Pesticides | June 23, 2014 10:09 am | Comments
During the close of National Pollinator Week, the White House issued a Presidential Memorandum on pollinator health to the heads of federal agencies requiring action to “reverse pollinator losses and help restore populations to healthy levels.” The…
University of Dayton Becomes First U.S. Catholic College to Divest From Fossil Fuels Brandon Baker | June 23, 2014 1:58 pm | Comments
Editor’s note: This post was updated at 3:30 p.m.
Monday marked a historic day for the University of Dayton and colleges throughout the country.
The University of Dayton announced that it would divest its $670 million investment pool to fossil fuel companies.…
Scientists Release Landmark Worldwide Assessment Detailing Effects of Bee-Killing Pesticides EcoWatch | June 24, 2014 2:57 pm | Comments
Today, on the heels of last week’s celebration of National Pollinator Week and the Presidential Memorandum that followed, the first wide-scale analysis of harmful pesticides known to contribute to declining bee populations has been released.Photo courtesy of…
Great Lakes Communities Struggle in Fight Against Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility
Katie Rucke, Mint Press News | June 26, 2014 9:46 am | Comments
For the past 15 years, Ontario Power Generation—one of the largest producers of electricity in North America—has been working to obtain approval from the Canadian government to build an underground repository near the Great Lakes to store its…
The War of the Senate Models
Handicapping the handicapping of the 2014 elections.
By SAM WANG May 27, 2014
As the midterm election season heats up, politically inclined quantitative nerds like me have been trying to predict which party will end up in charge of the Senate. For us, it…
Money vs. the Common Good: The Battle for American Democracy
May 12, 2014 · by Robert Christian · in Blog
The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought in Public Life recently held an event titled Moral Dilemmas of Partisanship: Ethical Obligations and Limitations for Political Partisans. The event featured a number of political actors who have not always toed the party line in their respective…
The moral dilemmas of partisanship
Posted by Bishop Robert McElroy 1sc on May 07, 2014
For today’s Common Good Forum, we feature the remarks given by Bishop Robert McElroy, the auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, at a recent dialogue on the moral dilemmas of partisanship at Georgetown hosted by the University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life.
Catholic teaching views the…
Pope emphasizes mercy in discourse on Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday spoke to participants of a “Course on the Internal Forum,” which deals with the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the ministry of Confessors.
In his discourse, Pope Francis spoke about how the annual course helps “the Church and Confessors to better carry out the ministry of mercy, which is so…
The Pope And The President: Common Ground But A Clear Divide
by Frank JamesMarch 27, 2014 7:01 PM
Despite some differences, President Obama and Pope Francis shared a laugh during their Thursday meeting at the Vatican. Obama called himself a “great admirer” of the pope.
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President Obama’s Vatican meeting with Pope Francis wasn’t without a dose of irony.
CFC pledges fall 19 percent in 2013
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