Faith News
Catholic News ServiceAugust 19, 2019
Bishop Hubbard is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the Diocese of Albany to deal with the allegations, which he says "with full and complete confidence" are false.
Arts & Culture Books
Colleen DulleAugust 16, 2019
Lest the reader assume that Sister Prejean’s work against the death penalty—the legacy that most will have in mind when reading River of Fire—is the sum total of her story, she spends the final pages of her afterword calling out the places where she sees continued injustices, particularly in the
Arts & Culture Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleAugust 16, 2019
The Troubles in Northern Ireland were fought mainly by children—young men and women from Northern Ireland and young British soldiers from other parts of the United Kingdom.
Arts & Culture Film
Kerry WeberAugust 16, 2019
‘Blinded by the Light’ captures the angst and joy of being a teenager.
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Politics & Society Short Take
Raymond MoylanAugust 16, 2019
A bill to restore Pell grants for those in prison would be an investment in human capital, writes Raymond Moylan, but more importantly it honors the principles of Catholic social teaching and strikes a blow against “throwaway culture.”
Stephen Hatherley, left, leads fellow trainees down a hallway as they participate in a simulated gun fight scenario at Fellowship of the Parks campus in Haslet, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Politics & Society News
August 16, 2019
Due to the increasing incidents of mass shootings, some churches are beginning to arm themselves in an effort to prevent such tragedies occurring in their congregations.
Politics & Society News
Authorities in Wyoming are recommending charges be brought against a retired Catholic bishop who has been found to have "credible" allegations against him.
Politics & Society News
While on a visit to the Marian Shrine in Knock, Co. Mayo, Ireland, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, said that the church must be "prudent and not rush" to any judgment concerning the apparitions at Medjugorje.
Politics & Society News
Due to the recent gun shootings in El Paso and Dayton, a Pittsburgh, Penn. parish has decided to cancel its summer festival after it had received a threatening message.
A man walks past a memorial on Aug. 7, 2019, for those killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, four days earlier. Three U.S. bishops' committee chairmen issued a statement Aug. 8 to call on the nation's elected officials "to exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds" of the country caused by the Aug. 3 and 4 mass shootings and urged an end to hateful rhetoric many see as a factor in the violence particularly in Texas. The Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso, Texas, was followed less than 24 hours later by th
Politics & Society Explainer
Ellen K. BoegelAugust 16, 2019
Unlike other nations that prohibit or narrowly restrict ownership of high-body-count weaponry and ammunition, the United States is hindered in establishing effective gun control by federal and state constitutional roadblocks. Understanding these roadblocks is essential to devising a route around
“Yo Soy Taino” is a new live-action puppet film by the screenwriter and director Alba Enid García (photo: HBO).
Arts & Culture Television
Olga SeguraAugust 16, 2019
“Yo Soy Taino” offers a brief and necessary look into the complicated history between the United States and Puerto Rico.
Faith Faith in Focus
We often make a distinction between charity and justice. This 20th-century Chilean saint practiced both.
San Diego Bishop Robert W. McElroy greets an attendee during an Aug. 13, 2019, meeting with all of the more than 2,500 San Diego diocesan employees in response to Pope Francis' call to confront sexual abuse of minors and other vulnerable people. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Faith News
U.S. church reforms adopted in the early 2000s have contributed to a dramatic decline in cases of child abuse by clergy. The San Diego Diocese has not had a confirmed incident of sexual abuse of a minor by any of its priests in the past 20 years, records show.
Politics & Society News
“The situation is too fragile; the future is very unclear. This is a country of coups, and anything can happen here,” said Bishop Andali.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceAugust 15, 2019
“We implore you to never use language that disrespects, dehumanizes or demonizes others,” delegates at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious annual assembly wrote in a letter to be sent to President Trump.
Faith News
Among the dozens of priests named in new lawsuits is at least one bishop, the Most Rev. Howard Hubbard, who led the Diocese of Albany from 1977 to 2014. He is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a 16-year-old in the 1990s.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinAugust 15, 2019
Doctrines and dogmas do not exist to provide esoteric data. Their purpose is always to tell us who we are, to proclaim who we can be in Christ.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Bill McGarveyAugust 15, 2019
“I was very much introduced to the Catholic world through Buckley,” David Brooks says about William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of National Review and one of the leading intellectuals of the conservative movement in the United States beginning in the mid-1950s.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Bill McGarveyAugust 15, 2019
The long pilgrimage of David Brooks has led him to explore Christianity and embrace a life lived in tension.
Faith Faith in Focus
Joe Laramie, S.J.August 15, 2019
The car flipped over 10 times. Maybe 15. I woke up to steel smashing against cement, over and over, over and over. Glass shattered and flew in my face and hair.