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Exercising Charity: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development

I have come to realize that it is far easier to expect forgiveness from others than to grant it. This has occurred to me often when I am driving. I always expect that others will understand that I have a good reason for ¬†slowing down to ten miles an hour when looking for a street sign or needing ¬†to change lanes at the last minute because I realize that the lane I am in is not the one I should be in. Yet, I seldom extend that courteous patience to others. I am annoyed that …

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The Big Picture

Even though we are part of a universal church, our outlook is usually local simply because that is our most direct experience of Catholicism. We experience the parochial more than the universal Church. Taking the effort to expand our horizon is well worth the effort, as I realized anew last week at the Social Action Summer Institute at Bellarmine College in Louisville. Because the Social Action Summer Institute took place in Kentucky, there were many participants from the Midwest. But I also met people from New York, Florida, Arizona and Oregon. The presenters were largely …

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