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University of Dayton Becomes First U.S. Catholic College to Divest From Fossil Fuels

University of Dayton Becomes First U.S. Catholic College to Divest From Fossil Fuels

University of Dayton Becomes First U.S. Catholic College to Divest From Fossil Fuels | 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.…

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Scientists Release Landmark Worldwide Assessment Detailing Effects of Bee-Killing Pesticides
Great Lakes Communities Struggle in Fight Against Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility

Great Lakes Communities Struggle in Fight Against Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility

Great Lakes Communities Struggle in Fight Against Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility
Katie Rucke, Mint Press News | June 26, 2014 9:46 am | Comments
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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…

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The War of the Senate Models

The War of the Senate Models

The War of the Senate Models

Handicapping the handicapping of the 2014 elections.

By SAM WANG May 27, 2014

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/the-war-of-the-senate-models-107132.html#ixzz331SpZPas

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…

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Money vs. the Common Good: The Battle for American Democracy

Money vs. the Common Good: The Battle for American Democracy

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…

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The moral dilemmas of partisanship

The moral dilemmas of partisanship

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…

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Pope emphasizes mercy in discourse on Sacrament of Reconciliation (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on…

Vatican RadioPope 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…

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The Pope And The President: Common Ground But A Clear Divide

The Pope And The President: Common Ground But A Clear Divide

NPR The Pope And The President: Common Ground But A Clear Divide

by Frank James

March 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.

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.

Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

President Obama’s Vatican meeting with Pope Francis wasn’t without a dose of irony.

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CFC pledges fall 19 percent in 2013

CFC pledges fall 19 percent in 2013

CFC pledges fall 19 percent in 2013

Mar. 25, 2014 – 02:49PM |
By ANDY MEDICI |

 

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U.S. Naval Academy mascot Bill the Goat spins a prize wheel at an anti-hunger charity booth during the Department of the Navy Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kickoff ceremony at the Pentagon. CFC gives federal workers the opportunity to donate to any of more than 4,000 pre-screened charities. This year’s CFC season…

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