Prelates lead a protest in Abuja, Nigeria, over unending killings of Nigerians March 1, 2020. Nigerian bishops called on the international community to help the West African country in its fight against ethnic insecurity and terrorist groups such as Boko Haram. (CNS photo/Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 02, 2020
Increasingly brutal attacks on Christian villages have been explained as the result of conflict over diminishing resources.
Politics & Society News
The Catholic bishops of Australia are refuting claims that they are not doing enough to combat sexual abuse within the church.
Politics & Society News
Mexico's bishops are calling for civil authorities to "make all possible efforts" to assist the people economically and medically during the pandemic.
Politics & Society News
Associated PressJuly 02, 2020
An appeal is being made to Turkey's highest administrative court to have it reject a proposal of having Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia revert to being a mosque instead of a museum.
Politics & Society News
Religious liberty advocates believe that the latest Supreme Court decision will finally banish the hated 19th-century Blaine Amendments for good.
Politics & Society News
A federal judge has ruled that a Trump administration policy regarding asylum seekers was unlawfully implemented.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJuly 02, 2020
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has appealed to Christians and all people of faith “to pray for Hong Kong” following the imposition by China of a new national security law.
Arts & Culture Television
A cartoon series from a decade ago proves to have profound lessons for today.
(CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters; CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Broken down between white and Hispanic Catholics, the numbers show a stark divide.
Faith Faith in Focus
Valerie SchultzJuly 02, 2020
Feeling restless because we cannot go out to eat or attend a concert hardly amounts to involuntary incarceration.
Emanuel Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” 1851 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Arts & Culture Art
Leo. J. O’Donovan, S.J., makes a virtual visit to the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Father Kenneth Zach, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in Massapequa, N.Y., chats with third graders on Jan. 28 during his visit to the parish school. In a 5-4 ruling June 30, the Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana's state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith Short Take
Thomas G. WenskiJuly 02, 2020
The Supreme Court decision is a major win for school choice advocates and the church’s efforts to serve poor and marginalized communities, writes Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami.
Faith Faith and Reason
Thomas GraffJuly 02, 2020
Our fidelity to Christ and his body the church should have less to do with becoming an aggrieved church of fire damage than becoming a compassionate church of kinship with the broken.
Faith Vantage Point
John F. KennedyJuly 02, 2020
John F. Kennedy wrote for America on the brewing crisis between France and Algeria in 1957. Algeria gained independence from France in July 1962.
Arts & Culture Books
Colson Whitehead's award-winning novel is a timely reflection on who gets to write history...and who gets to erase it.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinJuly 02, 2020
Though liberation is often won through violence, love can never conquer through compulsion. Love must always be meek.
Msgr. Georg Ratzinger and his brother, now-retired Pope Benedict XVI, are seen in 2006 praying at their parents' grave in Pentling, Germany. Msgr. Ratzinger died July 1 at the age of 96. (CNS photo/Wolfgang Radtke, KNA)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJuly 02, 2020
In the letter, Francis reveals that Benedict was the first to inform him of the sad news.
A demonstrator holding a Palestinian flag stands amid Israeli border police during a protest against Israeli settlements and U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. The protest was in the Jordan Valley, part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Feb. 25, 2020. (CNS photo/Raneen Sawafta, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJuly 01, 2020
The late-evening statement signaled the Vatican’s wish to let the whole world know that it fundamentally disagrees with any annexation.
Politics & Society News Analysis
Nicholas D. SawickiJuly 01, 2020
Could the ruling really mark the end of Blaine amendments?
Politics & Society News
"We see with increasing urgency the need for a state intelligently existing and dialoguing with the community to respond to the emergency produced by the pandemic," they said.