Category: Faith

Faith-Inspired Public Schools?

A Charter School in Chicago’s Wild West Might Have the Answer By Patrick J. McCloskey, Author, Editor-in-Chief, 360 Review Once there was an educational elevator that lifted underclass and working-class families into the middle and even upper classes with astounding efficiency. That elevator—faith-based (mostly Catholic) and neighborhood public schools—began breaking down in the 1960s, leaving many minority families on the ground floor. Catholic schools started closing and inner-city public schools began to fail. Today, on the South Side of Chicago—the nation’s murder capitol—the founders of Catalyst Maria High School and the adjacent Maria Kaupas Center believe they have found...

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It’s Not Wrong If It Feels Right, Right?

Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, PhD, Director of Education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at the University of Mary Many people today believe that moral judgments and values are merely expressions of sentiment. They deny that moral values are fixed or universally true, and instead, argue that we have changing emotions that might or might not correspond to the moral feelings of those around us. This can play out in various real-life situations when people say, for example, “You can’t really know what it’s like to have an unexpected pregnancy if you haven’t been in...

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North Dakota Mosque a Symbol of Muslims’ Long Ties in America

By Samuel G. Freedman, author, professor and former New York Times columnist This article was first published in the New York Times on May, 27 2016. Reprinted in 360 Review with permission. For a printed copy of 360 Review please register here. To view the original article click here. Freedman Awarded 2017 Goldziher Prize Samuel G. Freedman won the 2017 Goldziher Prize for his coverage of Muslim Americans in his “On Religion” columns in the New York Times from 2010 to 2016—including the one reprinted here. The Goldziher Prize is awarded by the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim...

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A Jewish Journalist’s View of Catholic Service

By Samuel G. Freedman, author, professor and former New York Times columnist One humid morning early in the summer of 2008, I drove through the mottled hills of northeastern Iowa toward the notorious hamlet of Postville. This afterthought of a place, with its single somnolent main street, had grown disproportionately infamous over the preceding several years for its meat-packing plant, Agriprocessors. The Hasidic Jews who had journeyed from Brooklyn in 1987 to buy the former Hygrade facility and retrofit it to kosher standards had run up a tawdry record of exploiting immigrants on pay, overtime and workplace safety. Their...

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