Faith Faith in Focus
Colleen ConnollySeptember 24, 2020
After months of Zoom liturgies, I am beginning to think people-watching at Mass can itself be an opportunity for deeper communion.
Politics & Society Short Take
Erika BachiochiSeptember 24, 2020
To realize Ginsburg’s vision for authentic equality between men and women, we will have to point our children to those who recognize unborn life not as a hindrance but as the reason for greater solidarity with one another.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 24, 2020
The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly.
Politics & Society Short Take
Charles C. CamosySeptember 24, 2020
Sen. Dianne Feinstein spoke for many when she told Barrett quite directly, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.”
Politics & Society Short Take
Thomas J. ReeseSeptember 24, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg thought the ruling in Roe v. Wade was correct but too sweeping.
Faith Interviews
Stephen G. AdubatoSeptember 23, 2020
‘No political party is perfect. I keep saying that no matter who’s in the White House come Nov. 3, Jesus Christ is still on the throne.’
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinSeptember 23, 2020
God being God includes God not being who we are. How can someone who is not us not surprise us?
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceSeptember 23, 2020
The social unrest and divisions in general Hong Kong society have carried over to the Catholic community, said Cardinal John Tong Hon, who encouraged Catholics instead to follow what Jesus taught in the beatitudes.
Politics & Society News
The world will not overcome the current crisis if only big businesses, financial institutions and the powerful have a voice, Pope Francis said.
Politics & Society News
September 23, 2020
Carrying her hungry baby on her back in the traditional African baby wrap, 38-year-old Adol Majok struggled in the long line of people waiting to get food rations and other essential items distributed by Catholic groups.
Faith Interviews
Ashley McKinless, Zac DavisSeptember 23, 2020
Bishop Barron on talking to atheists, young people and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden vows to “codify Roe v. Wade,” and his running mate, Kamala Harris, has sponsored legislation that would override state laws and require the coverage of elective abortions by all federal health programs.
Politics & Society Short Take
Richard M. DoerflingerSeptember 23, 2020
Voting for a pro-life president is not only about Supreme Court nominations, writes Richard M. Doerflinger. State laws restricting abortion, conscience protections and the ban on federal funding of abortion are also at stake.
Chief Justice John Roberts has indicated that the Supreme Court should generally be bound by its own previous decisions, including Roe v. Wade. (CNS photo/Leah Millis, Pool via Reuters)
Politics & Society Short Take
William T. CavanaughSeptember 23, 2020
Abortion may indeed be the preeminent issue for Catholic voters, writes William T. Cavanaugh. But the premise that a Republican court majority will overturn Roe v. Wade is deeply flawed.
Politics & Society News
President Trump promised Wednesday to sign an executive order that would require health care providers to provide medical care to all babies born alive as he makes an election-year push to appeal to voters who oppose abortion.
Faith Podcasts
Inside the VaticanSeptember 23, 2020
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” the hosts discuss why the C.D.F. appears out of step with Pope Francis and how the pope could change that.
The Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., from June 2001: William Emmett LeCroy, 50, on Tuesday would be the sixth federal inmate executed by lethal injection here this year. (CNS photo/Andy Clark, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 22, 2020
U.S. bishops call the application of capital punishment “completely unnecessary and unacceptable.”
Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Father Tony Flannery (CNS photo/Paul Haring/CNS photo/Irish Catholic)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 22, 2020
The C.D.F. said today: ‘We did everything possible to dialogue with Father Flannery. It wasn’t always easy.’
Faith Short Take
Lance LeeSeptember 22, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is adding to the financial woes of Catholic schools in inner cities. But better management and creative fundraising may save them, writes Lance L. Lee, a parent of two children in Catholic schools.
Politics & Society News
“The church is convinced of the necessity to reaffirm as definitive teaching that euthanasia is a crime against human life because, in this act, one chooses directly to cause the death of another innocent human being."
Politics & Society News
Christian Dube, minister of health and social services, said that because of the spread of COVID-19, Quebec health authorities have had to “permanently adjust, regardless of the alert level” a previously adopted measure.