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contemplation for justice and peace, here's
some ideas. The Justpeace List
The bad news is in. New Jersey was the first state
to enact a "welfare cap", a policy of denying
welfare benefits for additional children born after a
cutoff date. A new study from Rutgers University
indicates that hundreds of additional abortions
resulted from this policy in one year. 20 states now
have such laws. Click here for this sad story.
This is not a Catholic site, but its webmaster is a person of faith and there is a lot of material that should provoke a lot of thought. From the site:
"Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. But teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime. . . is the greatest half-truth ever spoken, for. . . If the man has no tools to fish with nor a place to fish, all the knowledge in the world will not produce the next day's catch."
Works of Justice and Peace, Vol. 1, No. X, May 27-June 2, 1998. A presentation by Justpeace webservant Robert Waldrop.
Distributism an economic philosophy of the early 20th century that was heavily influenced by Catholic social doctrine, links to G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc sources, a strong influence on the cooperative movement. Vol. 1, No. IX, May 19 - 26, 1998.
International Debt Crisis, the Pope has called for consideration of forgiveness of the debts of very poor countries in observance of the Christian Jubilee in the year 2000. Vol. 1, No. VIII, May 12-18, 1998)
Co-operative Enterprise free market alternatives to hard-core corporate capitalism. (Vol. 1. No. VII, May 4-11)
Microenterprise, "entry-level" free enterprise, discusses how poor people can help themselves by starting their own very small businesses. (VI)
Memorial to the victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing commemorates the third anniversary of the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995. (V)
Holy Week Home Page access to meditations and scripture for Holy Week (IV)
Lenten Meditations Page daily justice and peace meditations for Lent, based on the lectionary readings. Lent Entrance Page (III)
Just War and the Iraqi Escalation page of information and prayers relating to the on-going escalation of the situation in Iraq. Includes novena to Our Lady of Sorrows and Angelus in Time of War. (II)
Roe v. Wade Anniversary with a prayer to Mary for Life by Pope John Paul II. (I)
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