Catholic Economy

CT workers earn more before vacation – but extra pay matches inflation, data shows

After 18 months of drastic fluctuations in income during the COVID-19 pandemic, the average Connecticut worker has headed into the holiday shopping season of 2021 with more to spend – but with paychecks that don’t stretch not that far amid the higher prices for many items. The Bureau of Economic …

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No balconies or armchairs please, we are Catholics – Father Joe Borg

Pope Francis is considered by many to be a liberal, but when it comes to balconies and armchairs he is a top-notch prohibitionist. No ifs or buts, balconies and armchairs are prohibited for Catholics, especially during Advent and Christmas (apologies to Commissioner Helena Dalli). Why, one wonders, this harsh attitude …

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Remember Charles R. Morris, who wrote about everything (including America Magazine)

When America Approaching its centenary in 2009, editors wanted a historian to provide an unbiased view of our century of publication, something to include in our special 100th anniversary issue. While a number of Historians were among our regular contributors, we wanted someone who would approach the material as an …

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Why my family likes to donate leftover junk food

Every year, without fail, we punk ourselves with a circular economy of random stuff that no one wants and ever needed to get started. The practice has taken on a life of its own in my large, tumultuous Irish Catholic family. One year, when my mom was in her twenties …

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Worcester County Sheriff’s Coats Collection makes deliveries in Leominster

After spending the last year collecting 3,600 new winter coats for the less fortunate in the community, workers at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office have started delivering their warm clothes. Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and his team made three stops in Leominster on December 7, visiting the Spanish American Center, Leominster …

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The Philippines vaccinated 7.6 million people in 3 days. Duterte demands even more

On November 29, health workers prepare COVID-19 vaccines at a colosseum on the outskirts of Manila, as part of a 3-day mass vaccination campaign launched by the government. It was one of 8,000 vaccination centers set up during the trip. (Ted Aljibe / AFP via Getty Images) The Philippine government, …

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South African Perspective: Vaccination – An Act of Love

Source: Jesuit Institute South Africa It is encouraging to see that finally (albeit belatedly) there is a significant increase in the uptake of vaccination, spurred perhaps in part by President Ramaphosa’s speech or the recognition that cases are increasing extremely quickly with the spread of the new Omicron variant. Leaving …

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Copom must maintain its strategy and increase Selic by 1.5 points; Analysts differ in the following stages

The final decision for 2021 will be announced by the Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) next Wednesday (8), resulting in an almost unanimous consensus for a 1.5 percentage point increase in Selic, closing 2021 at 9.25% per year . If, on the one hand, current inflation remains under strong pressure, on …

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Brazilian stock market on course for worst global performance in 2021

Investor moods have mostly turned in the last three months, after the expected recovery in the domestic economy failed to materialize (Photo: REUTERS / Andrew Kelly) A sharp deterioration in the fundamentals of the Brazilian economy paved the way for the Brazilian stock market to end the year in the …

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Church is not as engaged in economic pastoral work 35 years later, panelists say – Catholic Philly

By Mark Pattison • Catholic News Service • Posted on November 29, 2021 WASHINGTON (CNS) – The American bishops’ pastoral letter “Economic Justice for All” turned 35 in November, but some panelists said at a November 22 forum to mark the anniversary of pastoral, its publication seems much older. “These …

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