Visit networklobby.org. Read in Network Connection “Economic Inequality and the American Family” by Sarah Spengeman, which reports 4 of 10 kids who grow up poor stay poor and fewer men with only high school educations marry today (56%) than in 1960 (88%).
Jesus said, “How hard for those trusting riches to enter the kingdom of God.” Mark 10.24 In his lifetime, Jesus was an itinerant preacher, who possessed no belongings and owned no home. Jesus sent his disciples out in the same way—with no food, money, bags, or second tunic. Christians for whom Mark writes in A.D.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 14, 2012, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time”
Sunday as I left church, I saw a woman on a corner down a block with a cardboard sign that said, “Out of work 08. Help.” I couldn’t on the spot. She was asking for work, not food money. She wiped her eyes twice before I got around the corner, maybe feeling humiliated, maybe despairing. WhatContinue reading “The Common Good & Bread for the World”