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Father Greg Boyle, S.J., is an American Jesuit priest who works with Los Angeles street gangs as the founding director of Homeboy Industries in California. Before founding Homeboy Industries as a non-profit ministry to his neighborhood’s predominantly Hispanic gang members in 2001,

Catholic Press Association award-winning politics blog (Un)Conventional Wisdom, by Robert D. Sullivan, is back.

How do we make an excellent, Jesuit education more available and affordable?

The president of the U.S. bishops' conference on Aug. 19 asked Catholic bishops across the country to take up a special collection for humanitarian needs and pastoral support for Christians and other victims of violence in the Middle East.

Amid the ongoing crisis in what is "the cradle of Christianity," the Catholic Church "mourns the terrible suffering of Christians and other innocent victims of violence in Iraq, Syria and Gaza who are struggling to survive, protect their children and live with dignity in dire conditions," said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky.

Should conservative Christians withdraw from cultural and political engagement?

Inviting students to turn down the noise of news feeds, emails, priorities and presumptions.

Pope Francis said “the unjust aggressor” against the minorities in Iraq “must be stopped” but, he added, no one state can decide to intervene by itself.  The crime of aggression has to be taken to the UN to decide which are the best means to stop the aggressor. He made clear “I do not say bomb.”

He revealed that he had contemplated going to Kurdistan at the time he sent Cardinal Filoni, and said he does not yet exclude that possibility if it is necessary.

'Yes' campaign eschews confrontational approach of traditional politics.

Pope Francis opened new horizons for the Catholic Churches in Asia with a groundbreaking talk to 70 bishops from 36 countries of this vast continent, on August 17, in which he encouraged them to engage in a dialogue that is based not only on identity but which also has to be done with “empathy.”  

Francis Clooney, S.J., on the future of interreligious learning