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Reduce houselessness with living wage, paid family leave

More than a quarter of the 25 seats in the Hawaii Senate are held by women. More than a quarter of the 51 seats in the Hawaii House of Representatives are held by women. But that apparently wasn’t enough woman

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Living wage, Paid family leave, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

A Living Wage: In Utah, as in Hawaii, lawmakers say no to struggling workers

The Fight for $15 in Hawaii ground to a halt in late February this year when it reached the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, a Democrat. The effort to help workers make ends meet

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

The Acid Attack on WomanPriest Alexandra Dyer: The Cancelation of Evil with the Face of God/ess by Cynthia Garrity-Bond

On August 20, Alexandra Dyer, a Roman Catholic WomanPriest was the victim of a targeted acid attack to her face.  Dyer had just left a meeting at The Healing Arts Initiative in Queens, NY.  As she was walking to her…

Posted in I BLOG, Women in the Church, Women Priests, Women's Rights

Catholic Voter Guide: Listen and Love

These pre-election days are filled with the noise of a number of Catholic Bishops issuing denunciations of “some candidates and one party” because of positions on  contraception, abortion and gay marriage that the Bishops deem “intrinsically evil”  or against the

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Posted in 2012 Elections, Catholic Vote, I BLOG, LGBT Families, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Women's Rights

Pro-Life Politicians and “Gender Nonsense”

This is the week in which we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the start of Vatican II, that empowering event that makes it possible to still be a thinking Catholic today. This is the week in which two Catholic politicians,

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, I BLOG, Islam, Uncategorized, Women's Rights

Recognizing “Intrinsically Evil Practices”

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI spoke to US Bishops about the need for an “engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense” to counter any effort to draw Catholic individuals and institutions into “intrinsically evil

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Posted in Budget, Catholic Politicians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Nuns — Still Inspiring 50 Years Later

This guest post by Dr. Pat Gozemba first appeared in Civil Beat July 25, 2012 Long before feminism made me believe I had a social and political mission focused on justice for all, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur,

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Nuns, Politics and Religion, US Bishops, Vatican, Women's Rights

GOP Post-Modernism

Anyone who thinks the GOP is captive to Tea Party extremists, obviously has not been paying enough attention to what might be seen as a strong strain of “GOP postmodernism” coming from really deep thinkers like the Newt. I know

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Women's Rights

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