Faith Your Take
Our readersJune 14, 2019
Do you have a “guilty pleasure” hymn that you love?
A prayer gathering at Friendship House in Fayetteville
Faith Dispatches
At a new residential complex in North Carolina, graduate students and adults with developmental disabilities share living quarters and meet in prayer.
Faith News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 14, 2019
Critics and supporters of the Vatican’s latest document on gender and sexuality may find little common ground on the issue, but they can agree on this: The church needs to further a dialogue about transgender individuals.
Politics & Society News
The nation's worst measles outbreak in decades is prompting states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.
Politics & Society News
Faced with a climate emergency, the world must act immediately to mitigate global warming and avoid committing "a brutal act of injustice" on the poor and future generations, Pope Francis told a group of energy and oil executives and global investors.
Politics & Society News
In less than a year, at least six children are believed to have died while in the custody of immigration officials along the border.
Faith News
David Gibson: This week’s reform package was easy compared with what comes next.
Faith Jesuitical
Olga SeguraJune 14, 2019
This week, we interview Pat Gothman, one of the co-founders of the online queer Catholic community, Vine & Fig.
Arts & Culture News
Before the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7 on June 12 to win the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup for the first time in the team's 52-year history, Twitter was alive with hopes for a little divine intervention for such a victory.
Pro-life advocate Joe San Pietro participates in a 40 Days for Life vigil near the entrance to a Planned Parenthood center in Smithtown, N.Y., on March 26. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Explainer
Ellen K. BoegelJune 13, 2019
The Supreme Court has overruled longstanding precedents before, writes Ellen K. Boegel, but usually to end the confusion or chaos from an ‘erroneous’ decision. Will a majority describe Roe v. Wade that way?
Faith Dispatches
While the new protocols are designed to include laypeople at every stage of an investigation, lay reform groups and victim advocates say they are unsatisfied, as the new rules stop just short of requiring such involvement.
Faith News
This week’s social media engagement was an experiment, but Connie Poulos said she feels like it has been a success.
Faith News
Retired Bishop Joseph H. Hart of Cheyenne will face a Vatican trial for allegations that he sexually abused several minors years ago.
Faith News
Transparency and honesty are key elements of restoring the trust of the laity, especially young people, said two bishops who participated in a Facebook Live event sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during its spring general assembly.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 13, 2019
“It is inconceivable to be a pontifical representative and to criticize the pope behind his back, to have a blog or even to unite himself to groups hostile to him, to the [Roman] curia and to the church of Rome,” Pope Francis stated.
Politics & Society News
But the number of undocumented Central Americans in the country is increasing — from 1.5 million in 2007 to 1.9 million in 2017, according to the Pew Research Center.
Politics & Society News
Hong Kong's legislature suspended meetings Thursday as leaders considered their next steps following violent clashes between police and protesters opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts.
Faith Podcasts
Colleen DulleJune 13, 2019
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and Colleen unpack the most comprehensive Vatican document on gender identity yet.
Faith News
A nationwide third-party system for receiving confidential reports of “certain complaints” against bishops took a step closer to being implemented during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Politics & Society News
A prominent African cardinal has called for restraint in Sudan, as the ruling junta cracks down on peaceful protesters in the capital city, Khartoum.