Posts in the "Social justice" category

Articles that promote social justice as understood by the Church.

 

A Miracle for the Apostle of the Lepers

“No one has survived this cancer. This illness will take you,” said Doctor Walter Chang to Audrey Toguchi in 1997 since, scientifically, there was nothing that could be done for her. (…) Terminal cancer In 1996, Audrey Toguchi, native of the Island of Oahu in Hawaii, was 69. “I had no idea I had cancer,” [...]

Letter to my friends, especially those in the USA, about the financial crisis

Dear Adventus reader, I could not help but notice that many of you feel somewhat befuddled by the financial crisis that is going on. You are not alone, of course. Reading other internet blogs, for example, I can sense the rising tide of confusion and anger. As for myself, before I went into the priesthood [...]

Speaking of helping the poor…

Despite the many evils that circulate on the Internet, I firmly believe that it can also be a powerful tool for good. The Kiva website is an example of what I mean. Kiva is an example of micro-financial lending, in which participants like you and me don’t *give* money so much as *lend* it to [...]

Feed people, not animals

The big headline across the new lately is the dramatic rise in global food prices. This issue touches me in a special way, because in college I once did a paper studying starvation economics, i.e. how “standard” economics changes when food availability reaches critical levels. It isn’t pretty, and experience shows that one round of [...]