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The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life is a unique effort to promote dialogue on Catholic social thought and national and global issues, build bridges across political, religious, and ideological lines, and encourage a new generation of Catholic lay leaders to see their faith as an asset in pursuing the common good.


Soccer teammates of Tess Mata, who died in the Uvalde, Texas, shooting, cry, supported by their mothers on May 26, 2022.

After Buffalo, After Uvalde, After Tulsa Event

The shootings of schoolchildren in Uvalde, Texas, Black shoppers in Buffalo, New York, and physicians and others at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have broken our hearts and are testing our nation. What does faith offer and demand in the face of such evil and loss? How are disciples of…