Catholic Social Teaching

A sign for the Department of Correction's Cummins Unit prison in Varner, Ark. Seven prisoners have been scheduled to die at the prison in April as Arkansas rushes to use an execution drug that expires in May. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeApril 13, 2017
Remarkably, the death sentences are being pushed through this month in an effort to beat the May expiration date for the state’s supply of midazolam, a controversial sedative that is one of three drugs used in lethal injections.
Pope Francis kisses the foot of a refugee during Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Center for Asylum Seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, about 15 miles north of Rome in March 2016. The pope washed and kissed the feet of refugees, including Muslims, Hindus and Copts. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)
Faith News
Michael O'LoughlinApril 13, 2017
It is the third Holy Thursday that Francis has spent at a detention center, part of his longstanding emphasis on ministering to prisoners.
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Faith News
Michael O'LoughlinApril 13, 2017
Only theology professors were found ineligible to join the union.
Six brand new washers and dryers donated by Whirlpool are featured at the Pope Francis Laundry facility in Rome, a new laundromat opened April 10 by the Papal Almoner's Office for the city's homeless. (CNS photo/courtesy of the Papal Almoner's Office)
Politics & Society News
The "Lavanderia di Papa Francesco" ("Pope Francis Laundry") is a free service "offered to the poorest people."
Mass is celebrated at Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville, in Paris, on Feb 19, 2017 (Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry)
Faith Features
Pascal-Emmanuel GobryApril 07, 2017
The rise of "zombie Catholics" in French politics may indicate a renewed energy in the French church.
Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is pictured in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
Without a faith dimension, ideological and political notions of development will fail, even if they have some initial success, Cardinal Gerhard Muller said.