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State Refusal to Accept Medicaid Expansion Creates Gaps in Health Care Coverage

For this week's Common Good Forum, we are featuring a piece by Dr. Mary McDonough. McDonough is the author of Can a Health Care Market Be Moral?: A Catholic Vision.

Neighborhoods Suffer When Catholic Schools Close

For today's Common Good Forum, we are featuring an essay by Nicole Garnett. Nicole is a law professor at Notre Dame, a Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, and the Senior Policy Coordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education. Her most recent book: Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America (University of Chicago Press, 2014)  examines the effects...

We must follow Pope Francis's lead on fighting poverty

For today's Common Good Forum, we are featuring an essay by Fred Rotondaro. Fred is the Chairman of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.

Addressing Inequality

For this week's Common Good Forum, we are featuring Eric LeCompte, the executive director of Jubilee USA Network. Jubilee USA began when Pope John Paul ll and other religious leaders called for a debt Jubilee for the world's poorest countries. Since its founding, Jubilee USA has won critical global financial reforms and more than $130 billion in debt relief...

Robert Christian in Crux: "Subsidiarity: Turning solidarity into social justice"

For this week's Common Good Forum, we're featuring a piece in Crux by Robert Christian. Robert Christian is the editor of Millennial, a PhD candidate in politics at The Catholic University of America, and a graduate fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.

Preventing land-grabbing in Africa

As the international community joins hands to stop the threat of the Ebola virus, Bahati Jacques of Africa Faith and Justice Network, a Catholic advocacy organization based in Washington DC, would like to also shine some light, stop and prevent another serious and rapidly growing threat to Africa's future: land grabbing. 

Realities are greater than ideas

For this week's Common Good Forum, we present the response of Bishop Blase Cupich to Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga at a June 2014 conference on the Catholic critique of libertarianism. Bishop Cupich was appionted archbishop of Chicago by Pope Francis on September 20, 2014.  

A Catholic analysis of Obamacare

For this week's Common Good Forum, we invited Dr. Mary McDonough to do a Catholic analysis of Obamacare nearly a year after the open marketplace for the program began. McDonough is the author of Can a Health Care Market Be Moral?: A Catholic Vision.

A New Commandment

For today's Common Good Forum, we invited our board member Benjamin Palumbo to write about the culture of corruption that has permeated through corporate America. He argues that a new business elite has established a new commandment that guides so much of corporate decision making today: "maximize thy shareholders' value."

Movement forward on poverty

For another nuanced viewpoint on Paul Ryan's newest anti-poverty plan, we turned to Kim Daniels. Daniels is a senior advisor at Catholic Voices USA and the former spokesperson for the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.