From left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their "broken" countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJuly 16, 2019
The Editors: These comments need to be called out as racist, xenophobic and sexist.
People wait to apply for asylum in the United States along the border on July 16 in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeJuly 16, 2019
“It is contrary to American and Christian values to attempt to prevent people from migrating here when they are fleeing to save their lives and to find safety for their families,” Cardinal DiNardo said.
Faith Video
America FilmsJuly 16, 2019
Fr. James Martin, SJ, testifies before the U.S. Helsinki Commission on why it is important for religious actors and organizations to stand against hate.
Arts & Culture Books
Benjamin IvryJuly 16, 2019
During her lifetime, poetry turned into a vocation that helped Marie Ponsot achieve her true essence.
Faith News
St. Francis Xavier Cabrini took to heart Jesus' greatest commandment to love God and love one's neighbor by tending to those most in need -- children, the sick, orphans and "most of all" immigrants, said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan July 13.
Politics & Society News
Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration says, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights groups.
Faith News
After all previously stocked items are gone, no more single-use plastic will be sold.
Politics & Society Dispatches
A coalition of Catholic organizations will gather on July 18 in front of the U.S. Capitol to protest the treatment of immigrant children at the border.
Magazine Press Release
America StaffJuly 16, 2019
Szybist will be awarded the $25,000 George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize at a ceremony in September.
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Faith Short Take
Alvan I. AmadiJuly 16, 2019
Three years ago, Pope Francis elevated the memorial of St. Mary Magdalene, on July 22, to a feast day. To help better appreciate the gifts that women bring to the church, it is time to further elevate the feast day to a solemnity.
A man prays on June 15, 2016, in front of photographs of victims of the mass shooting at an L.G.B.T. nightclub in Orlando, Fla., during a vigil at a nearby church. The mass shooting was one of the hate crimes discussed on July 16 at a hearing held by the Helsinki Commission. (CNS photo/Jim Young, Reuters) 
Politics & Society News
Father James Martin was among the religious leaders testifying to members of the Helsinki Commission, which monitors human rights worldwide, about a surge in reported hate crimes.
Politics & Society News
On a scale where 0 is best and 10 is worst, the U.S. score on individual and social group hostilities soared from 3.3 in 2007 to 8.4 in 2017 -- the most recent year studied -- which qualified as the highest in the region.
Faith News
Members of the Dominican general chapter elected 51-year-old Father Gerard Francisco Timoner to be the master general of the worldwide religious order.
Politics & Society News
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako is concerned by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, fearful that his country, Iraq, could be caught in the middle of any potential conflict. It has also made a proposed visit by Pope Francis to Iraq next year uncertain, he said.
Faith Faith in Focus
Valarie Lee JamesJuly 15, 2019
Any hand stitcher will tell you: To embroider or crochet slowly mends the spirit, stitch by stitch.
Politics & Society Interviews
Matthew BuscarinoJuly 15, 2019
I wanted to know what it was really like to travel to the moon, but I realized that the only people who knew would not be around much longer.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.July 15, 2019
To find out about retreats you might start by looking up a nearby Jesuit retreat house on Jesuits.org.
Faith News
Agents had been expected to start a coordinated action Sunday targeting roughly 2,000 people, including families, with final deportation orders in 10 major cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
Politics & Society News
The move by President Donald Trump's administration was meant to essentially end asylum protections as they now are on the southern border.
Politics & Society News
For more than three decades, Juscelina Silva Batista's life has followed the rise and fall of the Amazon River.