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As President-elect Barack Obama put his economic team together this week, there were more signs of the magnitude of the financial crisis across the globe.
Read more of Judy Valente’s interview with Father Marco Antonio Mercado of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chicago.
Read more of Judy Valente's interview about Hispanic Catholics with Friar Gilberto Cavazos Gonzalez.
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton says President-elect Barack Obama’s newly named head of the Domestic Policy Council, Melody Barnes, has strong ties to the moderate and liberal faith community and has worked to include people of faith in policy discussions.
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A number of us started calling it "church" kind of flippantly. It feels like church. It really has, for some of us, become church.
Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton says faith-based community activists are talking with the Obama administration transition team about how the government can do more to stop preventable foreclosures.
Finally, excerpts from an evening with Garrison Keillor. The bard of Lake Wobegon and “A Prairie Home Companion” was also at the Washington National Cathedral recently, talking about poetry, singing old hymns, and telling stories about the strict fundamentalists who raised him.
There was a time when a labor strike like this one against the Catholic Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania, would have been difficult to imagine. The Church, after all, has always been the champion of workers rights.